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  • City of Lovington population: 9693 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Lea County population: 56,719 (2006 American Fact Finder)
  • Elevation: 3,600 feet
  • Summer Average Temperature: 79.3 degrees
  • Winter Average Temperature: 41.2 degrees
  • Annual Average Precipitation: 14.9"
  • Sunshine Days per Year: 320
  • Economic Base: Ranching, state/county and city government, oil field and dairy industries.
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Tatum Chamber of Commerce

March 11, 2016

Category: Community

Town of Tatum-James G. Tatum arrived in the Tatum area sometime in August 1909. He and a friend from Ranger Lake built a combination house and store located at the intersection of present-day Hwy 380 and Hwy 206. He applied for a post office in December 1909. Tatum's population is approximately 683.

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