Hatton Place History
E.C. Hatton Sr. was born in Shelby County on July 15, 1902. He graduated from Center High School in Center, Texas, North Texas State Teacher’s College in Denton and Draughon’s Business College in Abilene.
E.C. was Principal of a rural high school in Foard County Texas from 1921-1922 and then served as Secretary to the Manager of Planter’s Gin in Sweetwater for three years. In 1925 he returned to Draughon’s in Abilene where he taught for three years before being promoted to Assistant Manager at Draughon’s in Dallas.
In 1931 E.C. came to Draughon’s in Lubbock as a Partner and Manager where he met and married Jewell E. Williams and started a family. There were four children born to the Hattons – Margie Ann Hatton, Mary Helen Hatton, Ernest Carter Hatton Jr. and Thomas C. Hatton.
E.C. eventually became President and Owner of Draughon’s in Lubbock and later Owner of the Draughon’s Business colleges in Amarillo, Abilene, Albuquerque, and Chenier Business College in Beaumont. He sold the business colleges in 1969.
In 1956 E.C. bought the controlling interest in Plains Seed and Delinting Company Inc. Under his leadership, two more companies were formed – Plains Seed Company Inc. and Stretch-R Warehouse Company Inc. In 1976 he obtained full ownership of all three companies and in 1980, Mr. Hatton sold all three companies and retired.
E.C. served on various boards and committees over the years including Director of the High Plains Underwater Conservation District and Bank of the West.
The house that once stood on the acreage now designated ‘Hatton Place’ was built in about 1934. It originally had gas lights and utilized wind power to charge the battery-powered radio in the living room.
Cotton, grain sorghum, onions, mung beans, castor beans and watermelon were all grown on the land while livestock including sheep, chickens, cattle and pigs grazed on the property.
E. C., Jewell, Margie and Mary Helen lived in the house until about 1945 when they moved to town before Ernest Carter Jr. and Thomas were born. They retained ownership of the house on Indiana until the mid 50’s.
The original house was moved several years ago and still stands proudly just south of Lubbock.
Lubbock Land Company History
Lubbock Land Company is one of the region’s premier land development companies and has been for more than three decades. With extensive experience in real estate, contracting, and selling, Lubbock Land Company quickly built a reputation for excellence in residential development.
One of the early visionaries for South Lubbock, Lubbock Land Company focused its attention in the 1990’s on building neighborhoods that would forever transform the landscape of the Hub City.
In 2004, Charlie Hamilton was brought in to preside over the operations of Lubbock Land Company. Charlie now owns the company and continues the vision to grow communities in the ever popular South Lubbock to this day.
Building on the company’s successful history and growth trajectory, Andy Bean was named the company president in 2018.
While numerous developers have come and gone over the last thirty years, Lubbock Land Company has proven itself capable of weathering adversity, enduring market highs and lows. Lubbock Land Company builds quality neighborhoods that residents value such as Hatton Place and The Trails at Regal Park, featuring West Texas’ most coveted parks.
In Hatton Place, Lubbock Land Company has captured the grace and integrity of the past blended with convenience and amenities of the future to provide not just a subdivision, but a community you will want to call home.