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BALLINGER, TEXAS

Runnels County Seat, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

3144'N 9957'W (31.7409, -99.9538)

36 miles NE of San Angelo Hwy 67
70 miles S of Abilene on Hwy 83
15 miles from Miles
ZIP code 76821
Area code 325
Population: 3,642 Est. (2019)
3,767 (2010) 4,243 (2000) 3,975 (1990)

Ballinger Area Hotels › San Angelo Hotels

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

Ballinger, Texas Topics:

History
  • Ballinger History - Historical Marker
  • Ballinger Chronicles

  • Ballinger Landmarks/Attractions
  • Ballinger Photo Gallery
  • Runnels County Courthouse next page
  • Ballinger Buildings - next page
  • Ballinger Bridges & Crossings next page
  • Charles Noyes' Statue next page
  • Ballinger Old Photos next page

    Area Destinations

  • Runnels County - Towns & Ghost Towns

  • Ballinger TX - Ballinger TX July 4 Parade vintage photo
    Ballinger July 4 Parade on courthouse square
    Click on image to enlarge
    Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection
    Ballinger Old Photos



    Ballinger Tx - Ballinger  Historical Marker
    Ballinger Historical Marker
    on US 83 and US 67

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009

    Historical Marker:

    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, Texas
    Landmarks & Attractions


    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 - Runnels County courthouse & public square
    The Runnels County Courthouse and courthouse square in 1909.
    Photo courtesy Dan Whatley Collection


    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 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
    More Texas Jails


    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
    More Texas Ghost Signs


    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    More Texas Cemeteries


    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


    Ballinger Tx - Oringinal Mill Building
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Ballinger, Texas Buildings
    Bank, Depot, Mills, Carnegie Library, Corner Buildings


    Ballinger TX - 1886 post mark
    Ballinger Sept. 1886 Postmark 4 Months after Town Site Dedication
    Courtesy Dan Whatley Collection
    More Texas Postmarks



    Ballinger, Texas 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
    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".



  • 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.



  • Take a road trip

    Texas Panhandle / West Texas

    Ballinger, Texas Area Cities & Towns:
    San Angelo
    Abilene
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