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

Runnels County

 
 
Runnels County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
1. Runnels County Marker
Inscription.

Formed from Bexar and Travis
Counties
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Hutchings Avenue, Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
 
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 Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Noyes
Runnels County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Runnels County Marker
Texas Highway Dept Star
(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. mile away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 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.)
4. Mississippi Governor Hiram George Runnels. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Runnels County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
3. Runnels County Marker
Runnels County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
4. Runnels County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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