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Welcome to Loop ...

Loop is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Loop is located in Gaines County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Loop, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1905.

Loop is 3,250 feet [991 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Loop is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Loop lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Loop (for example, toward Lovington (NM)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Loop is within the boundaries of the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Loop: 79342<3>

Communities Also Named Loop ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Loop: This one is located in Gaines County and the other is located in Clay County.

Beyond Texas, there are 9 communities that are also named Loop - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Loop.

Communities near Loop ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Loop.

  • Seminole
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Seagraves
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Wellman
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
    • Wellman is located in Terry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellman <4>
  • White City ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
    • White City is located in Gaines County
  • Welch
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
    • Welch is located in Dawson County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch <4>
  • Brownfield
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Tokio ‑ Historic
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Denver City
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
  • Lamesa
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamesa
    • Lamesa is located in Dawson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,131 people
    • Lamesa has also been known as:
    • La Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamesa <4>
  • Plains
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Loop. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Loop.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Loop. See our Newspapers Page for Loop.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Loop ...

Looking for more information about Loop? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Loop, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Loop.

Adding Loop to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Loop in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Loop was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Loop post office opened in 1905.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Loop.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Loop. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Gaines, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loop - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Loop). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Loop or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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