Lubbock, TX is a city located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Texas. It is the county seat of Lubbock County and the home of Texas Tech University. Lubbock’s nickname is “Hub City” due to its historical prominence as a center of trade and agriculture in the South Plains region. The city is also known as the birthplace of Buddy Holly and the “Windmill Capital of Texas.”
Lubbock was founded in 1876 by Thomas S. Dolan, who named it after his father-in-law, Colonel John Lubbock. It became an agricultural and shipping center for the area due to its location on the Caprock escarpment.