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Midland
Midland County, Texas

ZipCodes
79701, 79703, 79705, 79707

Motto
The Sky's the Limit
The Tall City



Page Contents for Midland, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Midland is approximately 94,996 2000, 111147 2010.
The approximate number of families is 38,453 1990, 41887 2010.
The amount of land area in Midland is 170.52 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.407 sq kilometers.
The distance from Midland to Washington DC is 1538 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 286 miles. (as the crow flies)
Midland is positioned 32.02 degrees north of the equator and 102.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Midland elevation is 2,862 feet above sea level.
The average low temperature is winter 29, summer 68 degrees F.
The average high temperature is winter 57, summer 95 degrees F.

Location

midway between Fort Worth and El Paso along Interstate Highway 20 in West Texas. Odessa is about 20 miles to the west. Lubbock is about 116 miles from Midland. Here is a map page for Midland.
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Geography


part of the Permian Basin. This basin was formed during the Permian Period which was the final portion of the Paleozoic Era. The basin is about 250 miles wide and 300 miles long. It was once covered by a shallow sea which had many forms of life in it. As the sea dried up, the decaying plants and animals helped to form the pools of oil and gas which dominate the areas economy.
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Weather


moderate. There is little snowfall here with only two days having more than one inch of snowfall. There are usually about 312 days without precipitation in Midland! 83% of the days are above freezing in an average year.

Here is a weather page for the Midland area.
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History & History Related Items

Midland lies on several famous trails of the past, including the Chihuahua Trail, The Emigrant Road to California and the Comanche War Trail. Midland was named in 1880 when the railroads came through because of its location halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. The first name was Midway but that was later changed to Midland when it was discovered there was another Midway already in Texas. When oil was discovered here, the area grew greatly. The tapping of the Permiam Basin petroleum supply here in 1923 changed the entire area and its economy.
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Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Former President and Mrs. George W. Laura Bush - Hometown
Former President and Mrs. George H.W. BarbaraBush - Hometown Tommy Lee Jones - Actor who appeared in many films including The Fugitive and Men in Black and Lonesome Dove.

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
1500 I-20 West
Midland, Texas 79701
Telephone: 432-683-4403
Fax: 432-683-4509
The museum tells the story of the origin and discovery of the fuels here beneath the earth's surface. Special displays on oil and gas fires and antique drilling rigs may also be seen.

Museum of the Southwest
1705 West Missouri
Midland, Texas 79701
Phone: 432-683-2882
Phone: 432-570-7770
Housed in the historic Turner Mansion, this mansion is a must-see in Midland. Classical and Southwestern artists are represented here. Lectures and workshops are also available.

Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale
3100 LaForce Blvd.
Phone: 432-563-0921
This orchestra was formed in 1962 and has provided wonderful concerts since that time. It is the largest group of its type in West Texas.

The Confederate Air Force
The official web site.

Air Power Heritage Museum
Midland International Airport
9600 Wright Drive
P.O. Box 62000
Midland, Texas 79711
24 Hour Recorded Information: 432 563-1000
Museum direct line: 432 567-3009
Museum Fax: 432 567-3047

Things to see and do in the area.

Brown Dorsey Medallion Home
231 N. Weatherford St.
Midland, Texas
Phone: 432-682-2931
This restored home was built in 1899 and is the oldest home in Midland. Many of the furnishings are from the late 1800's. Please call for appointments.

Midland is between Dallas and El Paso it is the largest center of concentrated population. For those who don't know Texas...that's a distance of about 600 miles, and YES, you're still in TEXAS! There's about 100,000 folks living in Midland where the city really does rise tall and proud from the desert floor, especially when viewed from the air.


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Midland City Government

City of Midland
P.O. Box 1152
300 N. Loraine
Midland, TX 79701
Phone: 432-685-7100
Fax: 432-685-0523

The City of Midland has a Council-Manager form of government

Midland Chamber

Midland Chamber of Commerce
109 N. Main
Midland, TX 79701
Toll-free: 800.624.6435
Phone: 432-683-3381
Fax: 432-682-9205


Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1410 N. Lamesa
P.O. Box 11134
Midland, TX 79702

Midland Organizations

Midland Chamber of Commerce
109 N. Main
Midland, TX 79701
Toll-free: 800.624.6435
Phone: 432-683-3381
Fax: 432-682-9205


Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1410 N. Lamesa
P.O. Box 11134
Midland, TX 79702

Midland Schools

Midland ISD
615 W. Missouri
Phone: 432 689-1000



HIGHER EDUCATION


Midland College
3600 N Garfield
Midland, Texas
Phone: 432 685-4500 Midland

Miscellany

The population of Midland was:
1990 - 89,443
2000 - 94,996


all of Midland has a 432 area code

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