Balch, TX


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Balch was a mile southwest of the Lubbock county line on U.S. Highway 62/82 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in southeast Hockley County. The settlement was named for A. P. Balch, a director of the railroad from 1868 to 1871. It served area farmers as a shipping station. Although Balch remained on county maps of the 1980s, a grain elevator and several abandoned buildings are all that remains.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Balch, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/balch-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Balch
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Hockley County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.45380100°
  • Longitude: -102.10046200°