Lometa is a city in Lampasas County, Texas, United States. The population was 901 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Location of Lometa, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°13′5″N 98°23′34″W|
The annual festivals in Lometa are a spring Diamond Back Jubilee, an annual livestock show, and a summer junior rodeo.
Lometa has one stoplight, a recent improvement as of 2003 from the original four-way stop, in the middle of town. On the edge of town is a municipal park with camping sites and a rodeo arena and grounds.
Lometa was a 200-acre (0.81 km2) site platted May 17, 1886, as a railroad stop. The town was rapidly transplanted out of the nearby stagecoach stop of Senterfitt. The town had originally been called Montvale, but a change was made in 1886 when an application for a post office was made.
By 1890, the population included 150 Lometans, and four years later, the town got its first newspaper. Another weekly paper was published in 1896 and a third by 1900.