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Lomax is at the intersection of Farm Road 818 and a country road, some sixteen miles southwest of Big Spring near the southwestern corner of Howard County. In 1923 Louis Lomax established a ranch on the site of the community. Soon after, the Lomax School was built to serve children from area farms and ranches. By the 1940s the community consisted of a school, a business, and a gin. The school was consolidated with that of Stanton in 1955, and the two-room schoolhouse was converted into a community center. During the 1960s the community had a number of scattered dwellings. By the 1980s a nearby refinery was processing oil from the Wilkinson oilfield. Lomax had an estimated 500 inhabitants in 1990. The population remained the same in 2000.

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Mark Odintz | © TSHA

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

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Lomax is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Lomax is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.11651300
Longitude: -101.64012680

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009