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Ballinger, Texas: Giant Cross

One of the older giant Christian crosses that dot the South, it stands 100 feet tall. And wears a dress.

US 83, Ballinger, TX
Follow 7th St. southeast out of town. It turns into US 83. Around a mile out of town, the first dirt road to the left (east) leads to the Cross.
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Giant Cross

The Giant Cross In Ballinger is made of sheet metal.

[David Meznarich, 07/25/2010]

The odd skirt on the bottom -- perhaps meant to suggest the roof of a church? David responds: "It is a roof of sorts, underneath the cross is a guest register and the 12 stations of the cross - 3 pictures on each side are posted."

Giant Cross

100 feet tall, 70 feet wide, 50 tons.

[Russ Baker, 05/18/2005]

Ballinger's inspired the creation of a larger cross in Groom, Texas. The Ballinger cross was built in 1993 by the Studer Family. It is illuminated at night, and is adjacent to a grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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