Site of Pickettville - Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas
Address: US 67 & US 83
Directions: From Ballinger, take US 67 1.7 miles northeast (1 mile northeast of JCT US 67 and US 83)
Marker #: 5399004872
Year Dedicated: 1973
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: N/A
Site of Pickettville - First civilian settlement in Runnels County. Founded 1862 by frontiersmen whose picket houses and corrals gave place its name. Original settlers included Mr. and Mrs. John W. Guest and three sons; Henry and R. K. Wylie, their cowboys and Negro servant; Mrs. Felicia Gordon and five sons. In 1862, "Rich" Coffey's family also moved here. Indian hostilities of Civil War years (1861-65) caused these ranchers to band together for protection. In 1866, they left with cattle for open range. Their picket corrals later penned the trail herds of John Hittson, John and Joseph Henderson, and others.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.752167   W -99.921800
Degrees, minutes: N 31 45.130   W 099 55.308
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 412696, Northing 3513335
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