Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Created February 1, 1858
Organized February 16, 1880
Named in honor of
Hiram G. Runnels
1796 - 1857
Lawyer and Governor of Mississippi
Member of the Texas Legislature
County Seat, Runnels City, 1880
Ballinger, since 1888
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1866.
Location. 31° 44.327′ N, 99° 56.771′ 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 east. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Hutchings Avenue, 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. Runnels County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th DivisionRunnels County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Noyes (about 400 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. ¼ mile away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
Also see . . .
1. Runnels County, Texas, Official Website. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Runnels County, Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Hiram George Runnels. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.