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.
Lisa C. Maxwell | © Texas State Historical Association
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Balch Springs by the Numbers
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|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|