City established in 1886 as
Hutchins City; present seat of Runnels County. County,
cut by Colorado River, is predominantly agricultural with
extensive beef, dairy cattle, sheep, and poultry, plus
cotton, grain, sorghum, and fruits. Minerals include oil
and natural gas.
built 1909, is one of few in state
in continuous use as library . Listed on National
Register of Historic Places, library is open weekdays
Downtown Pioneer Plaza -
honors pioneers, fountain, gazebo,
and restored Star Tobacco sign circa 1909.
City Park and Lake -
10 acre park on Elm Creek features
camping facilities, playground and picnic areas, swimming
pool, and miniature golf course. Excellent fishing and
water skiing on lake about 5 miles west of city.
Cowboy and His Horse Statue
Honors Charles H. Noyes, local
cowboy killed in range mishap. Noyes family commissioned
work by world-famed sculptor Pompeo Coppini. On spacious
lawn, intersection of U.S. 83/67.