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

Pickettville

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

County's first permanent settlement. Founded 1862 by Wm. Guest and Richard Coffey families, and R. K. and Henry Wylie. They built Picket houses and resided here 4 years. They also erected Picket corrals, later used by trail drivers John and Joseph Henderson, John Hittson and others.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Location. 31° 45.048′ N, 99° 55.204′ W. Marker is near Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on U.S. 67, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout about 1.5 miles east of Ballinger. Marker is in this post office area: Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Runnels County Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Runnels County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. 1.8 miles away); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charles H. Noyes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ballinger (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
 
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Pickettville Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Pickettville Marker
At far right of photo. Looking NE along US Hwy 67.
 Runnels County, Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Pickettville Marker in 2016 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Pickettville Marker in 2016
Pickettville Marker in 2016 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
4. Pickettville Marker in 2016
View to East on US 67 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
5. View to East on US 67
Marker is on right (south) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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