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SUNDOWN, TEXAS


Hockley County
, Texas Panhandle

3327'25"N 10229'18"W (33.457018, -102.488283)

Where FM 301 meets FM 303
15 Miles SW of Levelland the county seat
SW of Lubbock
NW of Brownfield
Population: 1,425 est. (2019)
1,397 (2010) 1,505 (2000) 1,759 (1990)

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Sundown, Texas - Grape vines and oil pump in Hockley County
Smell and Taste of Money
Photo Courtesy Rick Vanderpool, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Once included in the Slaughter Ranch, the property was divided in the mid 1920s for small farms. A school district was formed in 1928, and the community's first store opened the following year.

In the late 1930s oil was discovered and Sundown became famous for its 2.5 mile long main street. The town prospered but in 1947 was struck by a killer tornado.

The 1950 census reported 1,487 residents with a slight decline by 1960 (1,186). By 2000 it was 1,505.



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