Near Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
County's first permanent settlement. Founded 1862 by Wm. Guest and Richard Coffey families, and R. K. and Henry Wylie. They built Picket houses and resided here 4 years. They also erected Picket corrals, later used by trail drivers John and Joseph Henderson, John Hittson and others.
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Location. 31° 45.048′ N, 99° 55.204′ W. Marker is near Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on U.S. 67, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout about 1.5 miles east of Ballinger. Marker is in this post office area: Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Runnels County Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Runnels County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. 1.8 miles away); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charles H. Noyes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ballinger (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ballinger.
Also see . . . Runnels County, Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016.