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Ballinger

Runnels County,

Texas

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"The Greatest Little Town In Texas"


The Texas state capital is Austin.


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76821

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Ballinger is approximately 3,975 (1990), 3767 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,849 (1990), 1461 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ballinger is 8.673 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.019 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ballinger to Washington DC is 1426 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 165 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ballinger is positioned 31.74 degrees north of the equator and 99.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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History & History Related Items

Ballinger history:

"When the Santa Fe Railroad was pushing therailroad into this then undeveloped country, Santa Fe officials decidedto build a town on the banks of the Colorado River. June 29, 1886brought one of the largest crowds Ballinger has ever had. It isestimated that over 5,000 people attended the town lot sale that day.Some arrived days before in covered wagons and pitched camp along theElm Creek or Colorado River to await the sale. Others arrived onhorseback, came in hacks or buggies or arrived on special trains. Thesepeople came to buy town lots and remain in the new town of Ballinger." (From the Newcomers Guide)
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Ballinger attractions:

Ballinger, "The Greatest Little Town In Texas," is nestled along theColorado River in the very heart of Texas. With over 4,000 friendlypeople, beautifully restored historical homes and buildings, antiquestores, active civic organizations, a thriving, downtown district,industrial plants and with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees,she proudly serves the surrounding Agri-Plex and Runnels County asCounty Seat. Runnels County is rich in fertile farm and ranch landsproducing primarily cotton, grain, sheep, cattle, and oil.

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