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Lynn County, Texas

Lynn County is located in the South Plains of Texas and is broken by Caprock Escarpment with playas, draws, sandy loam and black and gray soils. Local economy consists of agribusiness.

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Where is Lynn County, Texas?

  • Lynn County is on the High Plains of Texas in the southern part of the South Plains. The county lies just to the west of the Caprock; a small part is below this escarpment. The elevation ranges from 2,881 to 3,274 feet above sea level. Tahoka, the county seat, is thirty miles south of Lubbock and very near the center point of the county, which is at 33°10' north latitude and 101°50' west longitude.
  • Lynn County embraces 915 square miles of almost level terrain dotted with an occasional draw or playa. Two year-round lakes exist in the county: Double Lakes, seven miles northwest of Tahoka, and Tahoka Lake, five miles northeast of Tahoka. Mound Lake is a large and permanent playa on the Lynn-Terry county line, and Twin Lakes and Guthrie Lake are also large playas found in the southwestern quarter of the county.

Adjacent Counties

  • Lubbock County (north)
  • Garza County (east)
  • Borden County (southeast)
  • Dawson County (south)
  • Terry County (west)
  • Hockley County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Lynn County

  • Most of the remainder of the population lived on farms and ranches. Local attractions include the Pioneer Museum in Tahoka and the Dan Blocker Museum in O'Donnell.

  • Lynn County was initially occupied by Plains Apaches, who were replaced by a more modern Apachean people around A.D. 1400–1500. During the eighteenth century the warlike Comanches pushed into the Panhandle-Plains region of Texas and ousted the Apaches.

Farming and Ranching in Lynn County 

  • The sandy loam, black, and gray soils of the county support both large-scale cotton farming and the ranching industry. Rich prairie grasses are native to the area. Mesquite is a pervasive pest on ranchlands, despite ongoing attempts to eradicate it. The elevation in Lynn County ranges from 2,650 feet to 3,300 feet above sea level. The annual precipitation averages 17.88 inches. Temperatures range from an average of 27° F in January to an average high of 94° in July. The average growing season is 217 days long.

  • By the 1990s the county had established a stable economy revolving around cotton production, supplemented by cattle and oil. Roughly 320,000 acres (55 percent) of the land area is used to grow cotton, which produces 90 percent of the agricultural income. The remaining 10 percent comes from cattle, hog, sorghum, wheat, and sunflower production. Irrigated land totals about 50,000 acres, but by the early 1980s some irrigated farms were running out of water.

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