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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Runnels County Courthouse<br>613 Hutchings Avenue<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2633<br>
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County Clerk - Elesa Ocker<br>First floor of Courhouse - Room 106<br>Box 189<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2720<br>Fax: 325-365-3408
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[http://www.co.runnels.tx.us/ips/cms Runnels County Government Website]<br>
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[http://www.co.runnels.tx.us/ips/cms Runnels County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 189<br> Ballinger, Texas 76821<br> Phone: 915.365.2720<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate and land records from 1880, military<br> discharge records from 1918 and school census records<br> 1925-1970; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Runnels County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Runnels County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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Ballinger | Miles | Norton | Rowena | Wingate | Winters
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1880cen.htm 1880 Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1880cen.htm 1880 Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Census Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~census/states/texas/ TXGenWeb Census Project<br>]<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~census/states/texas/ TXGenWeb Census Project<br>]<br>
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Runnels County.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Timeline  ====
 
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| width="450" scope="col" align="left" | [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Red_Book:_American_State%2C_County%2C_and_Town_Sources Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town&nbsp;&nbsp;Sources]
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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<br>Winters Public Library<br>120 N Main St<br>Winters, TX 79567<br>Phone: (325) 754-4251<br>[http://www.winters-texas.us/library.htm Website]  
 
<br>Winters Public Library<br>120 N Main St<br>Winters, TX 79567<br>Phone: (325) 754-4251<br>[http://www.winters-texas.us/library.htm Website]  
  
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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County Courthouse

Runnels County Courthouse
613 Hutchings Avenue
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: 325-365-2633

County Clerk - Elesa Ocker
First floor of Courhouse - Room 106
Box 189
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: 325-365-2720
Fax: 325-365-3408

Runnels County Government Website

Runnels County Courthouse
PO Box 189
Ballinger, Texas 76821
Phone: 915.365.2720

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1880, military
discharge records from 1918 and school census records
1925-1970; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first white settler arrived in 1862.

Parent County

1858--Runnels County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and Travis County. County seat: Ballinger [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Runnels County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ballinger | Miles | Norton | Rowena | Wingate | Winters

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 980
1890 3,193 225.8%
1900 5,379 68.5%
1910 20,858 287.8%
1920 17,074 −18.1%
1930 21,821 27.8%
1940 18,903 −13.4%
1950 16,771 −11.3%
1960 15,016 −10.5%
1970 12,108 −19.4%
1980 11,872 −1.9%
1990 11,294 −4.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
 


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Soldiers of WWII  ~  Runnels County TXGenWeb
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Timeline

1858 County Formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town  Sources
1880 First Census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundry changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990 
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Carnegie Library Of Ballinger
204 N 8th St
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: (325) 365-3616
Website


Winters Public Library
120 N Main St
Winters, TX 79567
Phone: (325) 754-4251
Website


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • Runnels County TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Runnels County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).