Abilene & Southern Depot Historical

Abilene & Southern Depot Historical (HM1T3V)

Location: Ballinger, TX 76821 Runnels County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 44.167', W 99° 56.712'

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Morgan Jones (1840-1926), a Welsh-born railroad builder, and his nephews Morgan C. (1876-1964) and Percy Jones (1885-1951) built the Abilene & Southern Rail Line in 1909 between Abilene and Ballinger. This stone structure was finished soon after the first train arrived, Sept. 9, 1909. The design, with octagonal twin towers, was unusual for depots of that era. The railroad did a flourishing passenger and freight business. Passenger service ended in 1941 and freight service in 1966.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978
HM NumberHM1T3V
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 410464 N 3511575
Decimal Degrees31.73611667, -99.94520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 44.167', W 99° 56.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 44' 10.02" N, 99° 56' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-367 US-83, Ballinger TX 76821, US
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