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    BALLINGER, TEXAS

    Runnels County Seat, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
    36 miles NE of San Angelo Hwy 67
    57 miles S of Abilene on Hwy 83
    15 miles from Miles

    Population: About 4,000

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    Ballinger Tx City Hall And Fire Dept
    Ballinger City Hall and Fire Dept.
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

    Ballinger, Texas Topics of Interest:

    History
  • Ballinger History - Historical Marker
  • Ballinger Chronicles

  • Ballinger Landmarks/Attractions
  • Runnels County Courthouse next page
  • Ballinger Sights and Scenes - Photo Gallery
  • Ballinger Buildings - next page
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  • Ballinger Old Photos next page
  • Charles Noyes' Statue next page

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  • Ballinger Tx - Ballinger  Historical Marker
    Ballinger Historical Marker on US 83 and US 67
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Historical Marker Text

    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 statesmen, veteran of the Mexican War. In the Civil War helped establish defenses of Galveston, served as Confederate receiver of enemy aliens property, was sent to negotiate peace for Texas.

    Ballinger is county seat, and farm-ranch center. Industries include dairying, meat products, leather goods manufacturing. Has annual rodeo, livestock and quarterhorse shows.

    1964
    Ballinger TX -Runnels County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Runnels County Courthouse
    The greatly altered Runnels County Courthouse was an 1889 Eugene Heiner design. In 1941 they removed the Mansard roof and the building's towers.
    Ballinger Tx - Charles Noyes Statue
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2010
    Charles Noyes' Statue
    The story about how world famous sculptor Pompeo Coppini was commissioned to do a 20-year-old cowboy's statue. next page
    Ballinger Chronicles
  • Charles Noyes' Statue
    The story about how world famous sculptor Pompeo Coppini was commissioned to do a 20-year-old cowboy's statue.

  • Ice Man by Mike Cox
    The protagonist in this real-life Western episode was my great-grandfather Adolph Wilke, a first-generation Texan whose father had come to Fredericksburg from Germany. It happened in Ballinger about a hundred years ago...
  • The Makers by Mike Cox 9-12-13
    Maker Brothers: R.C. and L.C. Maker, World War II, and Bruce Field in Ballinger

  • Native Son
  • David Guion was born Dec. 15, 1892 in Ballinger. He is best know for his musical arrangement of the song "Home on the range".
  • Ballinger Landmarks & Attractions
    Ballinger Tx - Former Railroad Bridge Over Elm Creek
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2007

    Ballinger, Texas' Bridges & Crossings
    Former Railroad Bridge Over Elm Creek
    Railroad Bridge over Colorado River
    Park Street Bridge
    CR356 Low Water Crossing

    Ballinger Tx 1909 Bank Building

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

    Ballinger, Texas Buildings
    "Ballinger has so much character." - Barclay Gibson

    Former Runnels county jail, Ballinger Texas
    The former Runnels County Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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    Ballinger Tx - Barber Shop
    Barber Shop
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Balliinger TX  - Santa Fe Depot
    Ballinger Chamber of Commerce - The restored Santa Fe Railroad Station
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger Depots
    Ballinger Tx - T exas Theatre
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Texas Theatre
    Ballinger TX - Carnegie Library
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger Carnegie Library
    Recorded Texas Historical Landmark
    Ballinger Tx - Tile Street Marker
    Tile street marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger Tx - Star Tobacco Sign
    Star Tobacco
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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    Ballinger Tx - Texas Grill
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger Tx - Amateur Astronomer Dome
    Amateur Astronomer Dome
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger, Texas Fire Truck - old photo
    Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com
    Ballinger Old Photos
    Nearby Destinations
  • City Park - On the Northside of Ballinger, you'll find a small 10 acre park with RV parking along Elm Creek.
  • Lake Ballinger - 5 miles west of town
  • Eighteen Ghost Towns of Runnels County by Alton O'Neil Jr.
  • Runnels County Towns and Ghost Towns
    Runnels County Seat - Ballinger
    Runnels County Courthouse
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  • Ballinger Tx - Oringinal Mill Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

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    Bank, Depot, Mills, Carnegie Library, Corner Buildings

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