History of Balch Springs. Our Local City Away From The City.
Balch Springs, located in Dallas County, Texas, is named after John Balch, an early settler in the area. Here's a brief overview of how Balch Springs obtained its name:
In the mid-1800s, John Balch, along with his wife Eliza, migrated to the region that would eventually become Balch Springs. They settled near Hickory Creek, close to what is now known as Lake Ray Hubbard. John Balch was an influential figure in the community and became one of the first landowners in the area.
Over time, as more settlers arrived, the community began to form around the Balch family's land. The area became known as Balch Springs, named after the prominent Balch family. The name stuck and was officially adopted for the growing community.
Balch Springs remained a rural area until the mid-20th century when suburban development and population growth expanded in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Today, Balch Springs is a residential suburb and part of the greater Dallas metropolitan area.
The name "Balch Springs" serves as a recognition of John Balch's contribution to the early settlement and development of the region, honoring his legacy in the area's history.