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ROUNDUP, TEXAS


Hockley County, Texas Panhandle

33 45' 44" N, 102 5' 50" W (33.762222, -102.097222)

US 84 and FM 2130
About 19 Miles NE of Levelland the county seat
About 17 Miles SE of Littlefield
ZIP 79336
Area code 806
Population: 20 (2000)

Area Hotels Lubbock Hotels

Roundup TX Road Sign
Roundup, Texas road sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Roundup came into existence in 1912 when the Santa Fe railroad established a rail spur and shipping pens here. The name was suggested by a railroad executive, but the vastness of the landscape and the distance from civilization possible discouraged would-be citizens. Nevertheless, the railroad had a section house here which was joined by a cotton gin and store.

The first population figure available showed fifty hearty people here in 1948. This may have been Roundup's high water mark. The 1980 census counted twenty-seven people which has dropped to twenty in the year 2000. Anton, Texas serves whatever schoolchildren there are in Roundup.

Roundup TX  old gin
An old gin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
See Texas Cotton / Cotton Gins


Roundup TX  silos
Grain silos
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
More Texas Grain Elevators/Silos


Roundup TX  Closed store
A closed store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010


1940s Hockley County Texas map
Hockley County 1940s map showing Roundup
near Lubbock County line
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Roundup, Texas Nearby Towns:
Llevelland the county seat
Lubbock | Littlefield | Brownfield
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