Balch

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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Balch is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.45380100
    Longitude
    -102.10046200

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