Lovington, New Mexico

Introduction to Lovington, New Mexico

Lovington, New Mexico, in Lea county, is 95 miles NW of Odessa, Texas and 200 miles NE of El Paso, Texas. The city contains a population of approximately 9,471.

Lovington History

Lovington was primarily a ranching and farming center at the time of its establishment. The city’s first store was established in 1908. The discovery of oil at Denton Pool in 1950 led to its rapid development and urbanization. It is the county seat of Lea County, which was established on March 17, 1917.

Lovington and nearby Attractions

  • Lea County Museum
  • Ocotillo Park Golf Course
  • Chaparral Park
  • Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Thelma A. Webber Southwest Heritage Room

Things To Do In Lovington

The town of Lovington has a number of parks and recreational centers offering outdoor and indoor recreational facilities. The Lea County Museum has a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia related to the town’s history. The Ocotillo Park Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers.

Lovington Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Lea County Regional Airport.

Lovington Higher Education

Institutes of higher education near Lovington include South Plains College, Eastern New Mexico University, Odessa College and Midland College.

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