UNT Libraries - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Inventory of county records, Runnels County Courthouse, Ballinger, Texas

Description: Inventory of records of Runnels County housed in the Runnels County Courthouse in Ballinger, Texas. Begins with an introduction and explanation of the roles of various county government offices. Describes the records of the County Clerk: as Secretary for Commissioners Court, County Clerk: as Recorder, County Clerk: as Reporter for County Clerk, District Clerk, Tax Assessor-Collector, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, County Judge, County Treasurer, County Auditor, and County Attorney. Also provides an index.
Date: 1980
Creator: Riney, James E. & Marmion, Daniel K.
Item Type: Book

Bell in town courtyard, Ballinger

Description: Photograph of a monument with a bell. The plaque on the monument says, "Allison Bros. Ranch Bell - 1896 in memory of C. G. - E. C. - S. N. Allison." There are stone benches to the right and behind the monument.
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

Charles H. Noyes Monument, Runnels County, plaque

Description: Photograph of the Charles H. Noyes monument plaque, located on the Runnels County Courthouse grounds. It says, "Charles H. Noyes (1896-1917). Charles H. Noyes, 21, died when his horse fell while rounding up cattle on the Noyes Ranch. His father and mother, Gus and Lula Noyes, erected monument in 1919 as a tribute to their son and all Texas cowboys. Pompeo Coppin of Chicago studied horses two years before sculpting statue."
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

Charles H. Noyes Monument, Runnels County, rear plaque

Description: Photograph of a plaque at the rear of the Charles H. Noyes monument. It says, "Erected in memory of Chas. H. Noyes by his parents, Lula and Gus Noyes. Chas. H. Noyes. Born in Texas December 30, 1895. Died from an accidental fall with his horse at his father's ranch in Concho County, Texas, February 11, 1917. Gone from us but not forgotten. Never shall thy memory fade, sweetest thoughts shall ever linger around the spot where thou art laid. Is death an eternal sleep or shall we meet again?"
Date: August 1, 2005
Item Type: Photograph

Historic Plaque, Balinger

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads: "Ballinger originally called Hutchins City. Promoted by Sante Fe Rwy. Named for Judge William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), railroad attorney and townsite official. Distinguished Texas Statesman, 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. (1965)"
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

Runnels County Courthouse, plaque

Description: "Runnels County Courthouse, constructed here 1888-89, after hotly-contested battle with Runnels City for County Seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structures stands on one of the largest courthouse squares in Texas - 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to town lot sale by Sante 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."
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph

War Memorial, Runnels County

Description: War Memorial, Runnels County. "In memory of those who gave their all" Lists names of those who have died at war.
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph