Hockley County, Texas

county in Texas, United States

Hockley County is a county in the state of Texas in the United States. In 2010, 22,935 people lived there. The county seat is Levelland. The county was named for George Washington Hockley, who was Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas.[1]

Hockley County
A cotton gin in Hockley County
A cotton gin in Hockley County
Map of Texas highlighting Hockley County.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County SeatLevelland
 • Total909 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Land908 sq mi (2,350 km2)
 • Water.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  .02%
 • Total22,935
 • Density25/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)


  1. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 158.