In the heart of Texas, Runnels County was formed in 1859 and organized in 1880.
It has 5 towns and several small communities.

Ballinger is the county seat.

The other towns include Winters, Miles, Rowena, and Wingate.

The population of the county in 1880 was 980.
In 1890 the population was 3,193.
In 1900 the population was 5,279.
In 1910 the population was 20,858.
The population of Runnels County has never exceeded 23,000.

Early Runnels County Birth Records

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History of Runnels County

Historical Markers

Runnels County 1887

Historical Places

Biographies of Early Settlers

Cynthia Catherine Bradshaw: Her Medicine & Patients, 1903-32

Ex-Open Range Cowpunchers Association 1912

I.O.O.F. Lodge Members, 1887-89

Blue Gap Post Office

County Clerks

Teachers, March 1901

Postmasters of Runnels County

Hermann Sons Lodge #216 Rowena, Texas

Primitive Baptist Churches

Texas Records at Family Search
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Runnels County Burial Lists

Census Records
County Residents

Probate Records

Marriage Records

Old Newspapers

Civil War Page
Pension Apps and Lists of Confederate Veterans

WW2 Page
World War II participants
Fallen Heroes

Fallen soldiers
Look for listing of William J. Byler of Ballinger
Runnels County Texas Family Group Sheets
Texas Family Group Sheet Project
Runnels County Archives
Texas Archives
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Neighboring Counties

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