City of Lamesa, Texas
Lamesa, the county seat of Dawson County, is on U.S. highways 180 and 87, State highways 137 and 349, Farm roads 179, 826, and 827, and the Santa Fe Railroad, and Sulphur Springs Draw, sixty miles south of Lubbock in the central part of the county. It was platted in July 1903 by Frank Connor, J. J. Lindsey, J. F. Barron, and several others. A. L. Wasson, a member of the first town committee, impressed by the tabletop flatness of the surrounding terrain, offered La Mesa and Lamesa as possible names. Although he preferred the Spanish version, the committee voted in favor of the other. A post office was granted in 1904 with Harrison B. Oliver as postmaster.
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Lamesa by the Numbers
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|8,674||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|8,816||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|9,422||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|9,952||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|10,809||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|11,790||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|11,559||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|12,438||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|10,704||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|6,038||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|3,528||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|1,188||1920||United States Census Bureau|