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Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Runnels County Courthouse

 
 
Runnels County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
1. Runnels County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.

Constructed here, 1888-89, after hotly contested battle with Runnels City for county seat. (County had been organized 1880.)

Structure stands on one of largest courthouse squares in Texas – 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to townlot sale by Santa Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (south of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4392.)
 
Location. 31° 44.31′ N, 99° 56.759′ W. Marker is in Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Hutchings Avenue (U.S. 67/83) east of 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Markers are at the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Hutchings Avenue, Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Runnels County (within shouting distance of this marker); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (within
Runnels County Courthouse Rededication Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Runnels County Courthouse Rededication Markers
shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Noyes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ballinger (about 400 feet away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. mile away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ballinger.
 
Also see . . .
1. Runnels County, Texas, Official Website. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Runnels County, Texas. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Runnels County, Texas: Celebrating 150 Years. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Runnels County Courthouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
3. Runnels County Courthouse Cornerstone
Runnels County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
4. Runnels County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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