Sand, on U.S. Highway 180 fifteen miles west of Lamesa in west central Dawson County, derived its name from its location in an area once called the Sands of Texas. A post office was established in 1935 in Ebbie Lee's store, with Lee as postmaster. In 1949 the store and post office served a population of fifty. The post office became a substation to the Lamesa post office in 1955. The population was twenty in 1980 and 1990.

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Place type

Sand is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Sunset)


Latitude: 32.70426480
Longitude: -102.17238930

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Is Incorporated