“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Ballinger Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, January 4, 2012
1. Ballinger Historical Marker
Inscription. Originally called Hutchins City. Promoted by Santa Fe Rwy. Named for Judge William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), railroad attorney and townsite official. Distinguished Texas statesman, veteran of the Mexican War. In the Civil War helped establish defenses of Galveston, served as Confederate receiver of enemy aliens' property, was sent to negotiate peace for Texas. Ballinger is county seat, and farm-ranch center. Industries include dairying, meat products, leather goods manufacturing. Has annual rodeo, livestock and quarterhorse shows.
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 288.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers marker series.
Location. 31° 44.281′ N, 99° 56.827′ W. Marker is in Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th St. (U.S. 83) and Hutchings Ave. (U.S. 67), on the right when traveling north on 7th St.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Courthouse Sq # 2, Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles H. Noyes (a few steps from this marker); Runnels County Veterans Memorial
Ballinger Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Ballinger Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Runnels County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Runnels County (about 400 feet away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   2. submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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