Lamb County History & Geography

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  1. Overview
  2. Geography
  3. Early History
  4. Ranching
  5. Immigration
  6. Rapid Development
  7. Politics

Lamb County is on the southern edge of the Panhandle, in the South Plains portion of the state. The county is bordered on the east by Hale County, on the south by Hockley County, on the west by Bailey County, and on the north by Castro and Parmer counties. The entire county is atop the high plains. Littlefield, the county seat, is in the southern part of the county on U.S. Highway 84, forty miles northwest of Lubbock. 

The county was named fro George A. Lamb. It occupies 1,022 square miles of level plains dotted with playas and a few low hills. Soils range from sandy to brown and support a variety of agricultural crops, including:

  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Grain sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Wheat

A relatively small amount of oil production occurs in the southern part of the county.