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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ballinger, Texas

Clickable Map of Runnels County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Runnels County, TX (53) Coke County, TX (33) Coleman County, TX (36) Concho County, TX (14) Nolan County, TX (11) Taylor County, TX (89) Tom Green County, TX (91)  RunnelsCounty(53) Runnels County (53)  CokeCounty(33) Coke County (33)  ColemanCounty(36) Coleman County (36)  ConchoCounty(14) Concho County (14)  NolanCounty(11) Nolan County (11)  TaylorCounty(89) Taylor County (89)  TomGreenCounty(91) Tom Green County (91)
Ballinger is the county seat for Runnels County
Ballinger is in Runnels County
      Runnels County (53)  
      Coke County (33)  
      Coleman County (36)  
      Concho County (14)  
      Nolan County (11)  
      Taylor County (89)  
      Tom Green County (91)  
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1Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 14601 — Abilene & Southern Depot
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 . . . Map (db m95923) HM
2Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 288 — Ballinger
Originally called Hutchins City. Promoted by Santa Fe Rwy. Named for Judge William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), railroad attorney and townsite official. Distinguished Texas statesman, veteran of the Mexican War. In the Civil War helped establish . . . Map (db m61476) HM
3Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 732 — Carnegie Library Building
This native limestone library was built in 1909-11 with funds from New York industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Local banker Jo Wilmeth donated the land and the Rev. J. D. Leslie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, served as . . . Map (db m72229) HM
4Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 816 — Charles H. Noyes
(1896-1917) Charles H. Noyes, 21, died when his horse fell while rounding up cattle on the Noyes' ranch. His father and mother, Gus and Lula Noyes, erected monument in 1919 as a tribute to their son and all Texas cowboys. Pompeo Coppini of . . . Map (db m64007) HM
5Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 976 — Colorado River Ferry Crossing
Used in 1880s for travel on Ballinger–San Angelo Road. Rates fixed by the county court ranged from one cent for a head of livestock to one dollar for 6 horses and a wagon. Ferry was in use until building of first cedar and pine wood bridge, . . . Map (db m95194) HM
6Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division
. . . Map (db m72231) WM
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7Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 1817 — First Presbyterian Church
On July 26, 1886, soon after the railroad town of Ballinger was founded, a Presbyterian church with nine charter members was organized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Burt. A small frame sanctuary served the congregation until this structure was . . . Map (db m201794) HM
8Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 13790 — Hoffman Cemetery
Historic Texas CemeteryMap (db m96061) HM
9Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 2685 — J.W. Clampitt(November 25, 1849 - May 20, 1927)
Pioneer Texas cattleman and law officer. Reared in Denton County, he joined brother-in-law in ranching, 1883–1886.They moved to “Free Grass” county of Presidio and ran Chalk Valley Ranch. Sometimes had to drive cattle 50 miles to . . . Map (db m116223) HM
10Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 4872 — Pickettville
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 . . . Map (db m178502) HM
11Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — Runnels County
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 . . . Map (db m72285) HM
12Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 4392 — Runnels County Courthouse
Constructed here, 1888-89, after hotly contested battle with Runnels City for county seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structure stands on one of largest courthouse squares in Texas – 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to townlot . . . Map (db m72233) HM
13Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — Runnels County Veterans Memorial
This memorial monument area is dedicated this date, Nov. 11, 1994, to the men and women of Runnels County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, especially to those who so gallantly gave their lives to make this a free . . . Map (db m72232) HM
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14Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 4530 — San Clemente Mission(Site Located 10 Miles Southeast)
The first mission known to have been established in Texas east of the Pecos River, San Clemente was a hastily built, two-room structure located on a hill about 17 mi. S. of present Ballinger. (Some historians place the site farther south, near . . . Map (db m96034) HM
15Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 4390 — Site of the Town of Runnels
First county seat of Runnels County Established in 1880 as Runnels City Declined after removal of the county seat to Ballinger in 1888Map (db m95239) HM
16Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 5064 — St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church
Early Roman Catholic worship services in Ballinger were held by missionaries in a church building constructed in 1895. In 1910, during the pastorate of the Rev. J.B. Frigon, this building was completed to serve the congregation. Constructed of . . . Map (db m95196) HM
17Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — 5173 — Sylvester Adams(March 9, 1834 - Feb. 3, 1889)
Born in Tennessee, Adams as a youth came to Texas with his father. A firm believer in the Confederate cause, he served at Galveston during the Civil War. He helped organize Runnels County; was first county judge, 1880-1884; also served . . . Map (db m95238) HM
18Texas (Runnels County), Ballinger — War on Terror Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who served during the War on Terror. 9/11/01 -Map (db m72230) WM
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Sep. 27, 2022