Plainview is 47 miles north of Lubbock in the heart of Hale County. The town received its charter in 1888 but wasn't incorporated until 1907. Plainview received its name because of its plain view. You can see for miles. But did you know founders were considering the names Running Water and Hackberry Grove. Plainview is the largest town we'll visit this week with a population of nearly 22,000. One of the most famous Plainview natives is Jimmy Dean. you know him as the face of Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage.
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