“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 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
1. Ballinger Marker

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 State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 288.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the American Quarter Horse Markers series list.
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
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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. Touch for directions.
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 (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.
Ballinger Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Zacharias Beau T, January 4, 2012
2. Ballinger Historical Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 174 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 11, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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