History in a Pecan
dates from 1889 when settlers from nearby Delta Plain went looking for
a source of improved water. A post office was opened the following year.
name of the town honors J. H. Lockney, father of early settler J. Lockney. In
1894 a new townsite was donated a mile east of the existing post office. The Lockney
Christian College was in operation from 1914 to 1918. Lockney’s newspaper, first
published prior to 1900, underwent many changes of ownership before closing in
the early 1970s.
Early figures are not available but prior to WWII
the population had reached 1,200. Ten years later it had increased to nearly 1,700
and reached over 2,300 for the 1980 census. It has since decreased to just over
2,000 for the 2000 census.
Day Trip to Lockney:Photographer's
This was Lockney
as I saw it. - Barclay