Learn Facts About Denver City - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/14/05

Learn Facts About Denver City

Here are some quick facts about Denver City:

  • It lies on Highway 83 on the Gaines County Line, 70 miles Southwest of Lubbock.
  • When you drive into Denver City, the first thing you see are oil pumps...And that's where the name "Denver City" comes from.
  • Founders C.S. Ameen and Ben Eggink named the town after oil company Denver Productions. Today, oil still drives the economy. But, tires, watermelon and spices are adding to that economic base.
  • Denver City was officially incorporated in 1939. Now, nearly 4,000 people call Denver City their home.

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