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Runnels County TX
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WINTERS, TEXAS

Runnels County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

3157'32"N 9957'32"W (31.958786, -99.958810)
Highway 83, FM 1770 and 53
41 miles S of Abilene
16 miles N of Ballinger
52 miles NE of San Angelo
Population: 2,562 (2010) 2,880 (2000) 2,905 (1990)

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Winters, Texas - C. Kornegay's Gin
C. Kornegay's Gin, Winters, Texas - Postmarked July 1908
"Capacity 100 Bales in 12 Hours"
Courtesy William Beauchamp Collection
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History in a Pecan Shell

John N. Winters, a local rancher is the town's namesake. The original location was about a mile SE of present Winters, and was originally called Bluff Creek Valley. The Curry and Bell families are credited with being the towns first settlers - arriving around 1880.

A post office was granted in 1891 and John Winters donated the land for a school. In 1892 there were 163 Winterites. Winters became famous for a travelling brass band that had been organized there in 1901. The first newspaper was the Recorder (1903) which underwent a name change to the Winters Enterprise in 1905. By 1910 the population of Winters was just over 1,200.

In 1909, the Abilene and Southern Railway laid tracks from Abilene to Winters and the town incorporated that same year. The town received a public library in 1964. The population reached 3,061 in 1980 and it was 2,905 in 1990. It's estimated to be 2,534 in 2016.
Winters Texas - St. Johns Lutheran Church

St. John's Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2005
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Buffalo Gap TX - 1925 Magnolia Gas Station moved from Winters TX
The 1925 Magnolia Gas Station moved from Winters, now in Buffalo Gap
Jimmy Dobson Photo, September 2017
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Winters, Texas Nearby Towns:
Abilene | Ballinger | San Angelo
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