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

J.W. Clampitt

(November 25, 1849 - May 20, 1927)

 
 
J.W. Clampitt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. J.W. Clampitt Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer Texas cattleman and law officer. Reared in Denton County, he joined brother-in-law in ranching, 1883–1886.They moved to “Free Grass” county of Presidio and ran Chalk Valley Ranch. Sometimes had to drive cattle 50 miles to water. On the range, carried their food in typical pioneer “greasy sack”.

After losing herd in 1885–1886 drouth, Clampitt went into the hardware business with R.A. Hall in Ballinger. Served as second county sheriff – tax collector (1890-1896). By first wife Elizabeth (McAuley), he had 5 children; by second wife Callie (Mansker), 3.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2685.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & CommerceLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 43.033′ N, 99° 57.935′ W. Marker is in Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker can be reached from Hutchins Avenue
Burial Plots of John W. and Callie M. Clampitt image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Burial Plots of John W. and Callie M. Clampitt
(U.S. 67) 0.1 miles south of County Road 230, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery; the above directions are to the main cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colorado River Ferry Crossing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ballinger (approx. 1.8 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charles H. Noyes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
 
Marker in Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
3. Marker in Evergreen Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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