Ransom Canyon, TX

By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: March 1, 1995

Ransom Canyon is on the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River in Yellow House Canyon near Buffalo Springs Lake twelve miles east of Lubbock in southeast Lubbock County. It began in the mid-1960s as a development project, promoted by Chapman and Chapman of Lubbock. The headquarters of the Johnston Ranch, which at one time controlled about 165 sections of the surrounding region, was located within the 576 acres of the development site. Ransom Canyon was incorporated in December of 1977. An election changing the name from Lake Ransom Canyon to Ransom Canyon was held in April of 1984. The residential community reported a population of 561 in 1980 and 750 in 1990. In 2000 the population reached 1,011.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Ransom Canyon, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/ransom-canyon-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995

Ransom Canyon
Currently Exists
Place Type
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Lubbock County
Associated Names


  • Latitude: 33.53035530°
  • Longitude: -101.68386000°
Population Counts
People Year
763 1990
1,011 2000
1,096 2010
1,103 2019