Gomez

Gomez is on U.S. highways 82 and 380 forty-five miles southwest of Lubbock in west central Terry County. In 1902 J. F. Blankenship, Sam P. Ford, and a Mr. Pool started the town, the first settlement in Terry County. Blankenship surveyed the townsite. The men were informed-incorrectly, it was later discovered-that the land they had bought was at the center of the county. A post office opened in 1903 with Mrs. Tom Bess as postmistress. The name of the town was suggested by Washington postal authorities in honor of Máximo Gómez, a Cuban general and patriot who had figured prominently in the recent Spanish-American War.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Gomez is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.18176060
    Longitude
    -102.37796580

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Gomez by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
6 2009 Local Officials