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LOCKNEY, TEXAS

Floyd County, Texas Panhandle
Highway 70, FM 97 and FM 378
10 Miles NW of Floydada
17 Miles SE of Plainview
Population: 2,200 (estimate 2000)

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Downtown Lockney Texas
Downtown Lockney
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The community 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.

The 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.

A Day Trip to Lockney:

Photographer's Note:
This was Lockney as I saw it. - Barclay Gibson
Lockney Tx Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Lockney Tx - Former Post Office

Former Post Office. More Texas Post Offices
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Lockney Tx - Vacant Building Facade
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Lockney Tx War Memorial
War Memorial in Lockney
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Lockney Tx War Memorial Torpedo with WWII mural
Torpedo with mural
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Lockney Tx War Memorial WWII murall on torpedo
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Lockney Tx Tile Wall Mural
Tile Wall Mural. More Texas Murals
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Lockney Tx Restaurant
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Lockney Tx - Restored 1920 Sign
"Drink Coca-Cola In Steriliized Bottles"
Restored 1920s Coca Cola Sign
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Lockney Tx - Water Towers
Water Towers. More Texas Water Towers
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Lockney Tx Gin And Boll
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Lockney Tx - Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin. See Cotton | More Cotton Gins
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Lockney Tx - Grain Elevators
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Lockney Tx City Limit Sign
Lockney City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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