Balch Springs

Balch Springs is on Interstate highways 635 and 20 and U.S. Highway 175 ten miles southeast of Dallas in Dallas County. It was founded around 1870, when the family of John Balch settled in the area and found three springs, one of which was never dry. The perennial spring was kept cleaned and bricked up and became a gathering place for families in the area to fill their buckets and talk. In 1900 the area had only a cemetery and scattered farms. Several years later a school was built and named after the springs.

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

Yes

Place type

Balch Springs is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.71929860
    Longitude
    -96.61505300

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Balch Springs by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Balch Springs
Pop. Year Source
27,685 2020 United States Census Bureau
25,254 2019 Texas Demographic Center
23,728 2010 United States Census Bureau
19,375 2000 United States Census Bureau
17,406 1990 United States Census Bureau
13,746 1980 United States Census Bureau
10,464 1970 United States Census Bureau
6,821 1960 United States Census Bureau