Los Ybanez

The City of Los Ybañez, Texas

The City of Los Ybañez, Texas

The City of Los Ybañez in Dawson County, Texas. Photograph by Unknown author, Texas Almanac.

Los Ybanez, located approximately a mile off U. S. Highway 87 and southeast of Lamesa in central Dawson County, was the site of the Lamesa Farm Workers Community, a camp project constructed with federal funds by the Farm Security Administration in 1942. The camp was built to provide living facilities for Mexican migrant farm laborers and their families and to protect them from exploitation and discrimination. The camp, located on fifty acres, opened on August 17, 1942, and included residential buildings, a community center, medical clinic, and manager’s residence, as well as amenities such as indoor plumbing, a nursery, religious services, and recreational activities. During World War II the camp also temporarily housed soldiers during military training exercises.

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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Los Ybanez
Pop. Year Source
28 2020 United States Census Bureau
17 2019 Texas Demographic Center
19 2010 United States Census Bureau
32 2000 United States Census Bureau
83 1990 United States Census Bureau