Abandoned grain elevator in Levelland
|Coordinates: 33°35′14″N 102°22′41″W|
Levelland is a city in Hockley County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,542. It is the county seat of Hockley County. It is located on the Llano Estacado, 30 miles (48 km) west of Lubbock. Major industries include cottonfarming and petroleum production. It is the home of South Plains College.
Levelland is the principal city of the Levelland Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hockley County and part of the larger Lubbock-Levelland Combined Statistical Area.
The James McMurtry song "Levelland," recorded in 1995, is a song about life in the city, told from a slightly acerbic point of view. The song has also been recorded by Robert Earl Keen.
Held in the third week of July, Camp Bluegrass is a large social event, with public concerts, held on the South Plains College campus.
Levelland is also home to the 12 year old State Champions in baseball, the Levelland Kekambas. This was the first team to ever win state from Levelland. The team ended up placing fifth at the regional tournament in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
On March 26, 2010 the Levelland Police Department ordered Bob Skelding to take his wagon and horses out of town. Skelding is traveling the United States in a covered wagon pulled by horses. Skelding posted on his website “I have never had the pleasure of so much great southern hospitality.”