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

Abilene & Southern Depot

 
 
Abilene & Southern Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Abilene & Southern Depot Marker
Inscription. Morgan Jones (1840-1926), a Welsh-born railroad builder, and his nephews Morgan C. (1876-1964) and Percy Jones (1885-1951) built the Abilene & Southern Rail Line in 1909 between Abilene and Ballinger. This stone structure was finished soon after the first train arrived, Sept. 9, 1909. The design, with octagonal twin towers, was unusual for depots of that era. The railroad did a flourishing passenger and freight business. Passenger service ended in 1941 and freight service in 1966.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978

 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14601.)
 
Location. 31° 44.167′ N, 99° 56.712′ W. Marker is in Ballinger, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on S. 7th Street (U.S. 83) south of Sealy Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballinger TX 76821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles H. Noyes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Runnels County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ballinger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Runnels County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2
Abilene & Southern Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Abilene & Southern Depot
View to northeast from S. 7th St
miles away); Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Runnels County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colorado River Ferry Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); War on Terror Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballinger.
 
Also see . . .  Abilene and Southern Railway. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 17, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Abilene & Southern Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Abilene & Southern Depot
Southwest and southeast elevations of building
View to Northwest Along S. 7th Street (US 83) Towards Downtown Ballinger image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
4. View to Northwest Along S. 7th Street (US 83) Towards Downtown Ballinger
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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