The Town of Ballinger was established June 29, 1886 by the Santa Fe Railroad. It was named for William Pitts Ballinger, an attorney for the Santa Fe Railroad. For some history about  this Ballinger family see "The Handbook Of Texas Online", article for Betty Eve Ballinger (1854-1936). 
cross_t.gif - 11983 Bytes The Cross was erected by the Jim and Doris Studer Family as a thank you to God for all the blessings bestowed upon them during their life. The Cross belongs to everyone who believes in Christ and that He died and rose to save us. It stands as a reminder of the love He has for us. It is the hope of the Studers that those who view it may pause a moment to also Thank God for their many blessings. Construction was by Steve Jansa, of Jansa Construction, Rowena, Texas. It was erected October 6th and October 7th, 1993. There was a Multi-Faith Dedication November 28, 1993. 
The "Charles Noyes Statue" is the oldest icon for Ballinger.
The Charles H. Noyes Statue was sculptured by Pompeo Coppini, of Chicago and stands on the courthouse lawn, and is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Texas Cowboy."   Pompeo Coppini was one of  many distinguished guest in Ballinger for the unavailing ceremony.
The Carnegie Library is one of 34 library buildings funded by Andrew Carnegie. It is one of only four of those still in use as a public library. Built of native stone it was completed in 1911 and was recorded as a Texas Landmark in 1962, 
The Veterans Memorial is located on the Runnels County Courthouse lawn. The Memorial contains the names of those from Runnels County who have served in the Armed Forces.
The Old City Hall was constructed in 1930 to house the Municipal Services and the Fire Station. Today it houses Balllinger's  Fire Station, City Police and Municipal Court.
The Pioneer Plaza is a refreshing stop for tourist with benches, trees and a gazebo. The Plaza was Ballinger's Bicentennial Project.
The Santa Fe Depot was built in 1911 by the A,T,& SF Railroad. It was renovated in 1983 and now serves the City of Ballinger as it's City Hall. The Depot also houses the Ballinger Chamber of Commerce.
The Ballinger Post Office  is located the corner of 8th Street and Strong Ave.
The Runnels County Courthouse is located on the town square. Built in 1888 it still serves the County of Runnels this day.
Ballinger was named for William Pitt Ballinger

William Pitt Ballinger's Law Office is now "The Cradle" in Galveston, Texas, where the Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas Organization was formulated.

Source: Daughters Of  The Republic Of Texas Information.
The Cradle "This building was originally the law office of William Pitt Ballinger, father of co-founder Betty Ballinger. Now known as the Cradle, it is cherished by the Daughters as the place where Miss Ballinger and her first cousin Hally Bryan Perry formulated the idea for their new organization. The Cradle has recently been restored to reflect the original furnishings of the late 1800s. " 

William Ballinger was an attorney for the Santa Fe Railroad.  The Santa Fe Railroad established the City of Ballinger June 29, 1886 . 

     The Cradle
     Location: 2903 Ave. O 1/2, Galveston
     Hours: By Appointment
     Admission: None-Donations accepted
     Address: P.O. Box 3537, Galveston, TX 77552

The First National Bank Of Ballinger