Details for Runnels County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5399004392)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5399004392


Marker Number 4392
Atlas Number 5399004392
Marker Title Runnels County Courthouse
Index Entry Runnels County Courthouse
Address US 83 & 67
City Ballinger
County Runnels
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 410274
UTM Northing 3511803
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location US Highway 83 and 67, Ballinger
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 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 town lot sale by Santa Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (south of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967