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Lubbock, Texas. It's not what you've heard...

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Lubbock, located in northwest Texas, is considered to be at the center of the South Plains. The area is located between the Permian Basin to the south and the Texas Panhandle to the north. Lubbock's official elevation is 3,256 feet.

The county of Lubbock was founded in 1876. The settlement that is the present-day city of Lubbock was formed in late 1890, combining two settlements within the county, Old Lubbock and Monterey. During the following year, the settlement of Lubbock was named the county seat for Lubbock County. The city was incorporated on March 16, 1909.

As agriculture continued to grow within the region and as the railroads continued to expand, Lubbock became the marketing center of the region and earned the name "Hub of the Plains". In 1925, Texas Technological College (later Texas Tech University) opened its doors, providing Lubbock with a major boost to its economy.

As of 2006, the estimated population of Lubbock was 212,365. Lubbock continues to grow, relying on the vast agricultural industry of the area as well as on a variety of manufacturing facilities.

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