Ransom Canyon

Ransom Canyon is on the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in Yellow House Canyon near Buffalo Springs Lake twelve miles east of Lubbock in southeast Lubbock County. It began in the mid-1960s as a development project, promoted by Chapman and Chapman of Lubbock. The headquarters of the Johnston Ranch, which at one time controlled about 165 sections of the surrounding region, was located within the 576 acres of the development site. Ransom Canyon was incorporated in December of 1977. An election changing the name from Lake Ransom Canyon to Ransom Canyon was held in April of 1984. The residential community reported a population of 561 in 1980 and 750 in 1990. In 2000 the population reached 1,011.

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

Ransom Canyon is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Lake-]

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.53035530
    Longitude
    -101.68386000

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No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Ransom Canyon by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Ransom Canyon
Pop. Year Source
1,103 2019 Texas Demographic Center
1,096 2010 Texas Demographic Center
1,011 2000 Texas Demographic Center
763 1990 Texas Demographic Center