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

Site of the Town of Runnels

 
 
Site of the Town of Runnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
1. Site of the Town of Runnels Marker
Inscription.  

First county seat of Runnels County Established in 1880 as Runnels City Declined after removal of the county seat to Ballinger in 1888
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4390.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 31° 48.378′ N, 99° 57.066′ W. Marker is near Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2887 0.1 miles north of County Road 342, on the left when traveling north. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sylvester Adams (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pickettville (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Carnegie Library Building
Site of the Town of Runnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
2. Site of the Town of Runnels Marker
View to west from Farm-to-Market Road 2887
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Runnels County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Runnels County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
 
Also see . . .  Runnels City, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on June 17, 2016.) 
 
View to South from Farm-to-Market Road 2887 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
3. View to South from Farm-to-Market Road 2887
Marker is on right (west) side of road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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