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Borders and History of Balch Springs, TX
Borders of Balch Springs, TX:
Balch Springs is on Interstate highways 635 & 20 & U.S. Highway 175 — 10 miles southeast of Dallas in Dallas County. Balch Springs in nearly equally divided (west & east) with I-635, where it interchanges with I-20.
North Boundary: The boundary is along W. Bruton Road, (just east of) Cheyenne Road — which is the northwest corner of the city. From there, boundary heads east to Hickory Tree Road, south to Edgemont Drive, where the border moves eastward for 400 feet. Then south to (just south of) Briarwood Drive, nearly directly east to (.25 mile north of) Lake June Road.
Border heads northeast .25 mile, then directly north (along I-635 / LBJ Freeway) for 2.5 miles. The border crosses over I-635 (to the east) and continues northwest for 1 mile, then east to W. Cartwright Road to South Mesquite Creek (creek). Southeast (following the creek) for 2.25 miles to S. Beltline Road — which is the northeast corner of the City.
East Boundary: From the northeast corner of the City (described just above) southwest (along S. Beltline Road) and continuing along S. Beltline – where it’s direction changes to north/south, to (just north of Pioneer Bluffs Road), east 200 feet and directly south to Pioneer Road, northeast to McKenzie Road. Heading southeast (along McKenzie Road) to Mercury Road, east .25 mile, south .5 mile, east (again) for .25 mile, south (again) for .75 mile, west .25 mile, south to Lasater Road. Southeast (along Lasater Rd) to I-20 — which is the southeast corner of the City.
South Boundary: Along (the south side of) I-20 to Stepherd Lane, south to (.25 mile south of) Forest Glen Lane, west to Arrowdell Road, south to Ravenwood Rd. West along Ravenwood Rd & northwest along US Highway 175 / C F Hawn Freeway to Haymaker Road — which is the southwest corner of the City.
West Boundary: From the southwest corner of the City (described just above) north on Haymaker Road to Rylie Crest Drive, east to Edgeworth Drive, north to Seagonville Road. West to (just east of) S. Acres Drive. North to W. Bruton Road — which is the northwest corner of the City.
History Of Balch Springs, TX
Balch Springs, TX was founded around 1870, when the family of John Balch settled in the area and found 3 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.
In 1939, Balch Springs received electricity from Texas Power and Light Gas service by Lone Star Gas and telephone service began shortly after World War II.
On June 13, 1953, Balch Springs was incorporated, with a mayor-council form of government, in order to avoid annexation by Dallas. The site encompassed sections of Rylie, Kleberg, Five Points, Zipp City, Jonesville, Balch Springs, and Triangle. In 1958, the community had a fire department with 3 fire trucks and a post office (opened in 1964). Children attended school in either the Dallas or Mesquite school districts. In 1965 the town began levying its first taxes, and in 1966 a vote to disincorporate failed.
Because of proximity to Dallas, land values in Balch Springs began to rise in the early 1970s. The town became more important, as a residential community, when Interstate Highway 635 went through, making commuting to Dallas more rapid.
By the late 1970s, 95% of the residents commuted to work in Dallas or Garland. In 1970, Balch Springs had 3 manufacturers, 2 printers, and a foundry. By 1991, there were 17 manufacturers, including manufacturers of shipping pallets and machine parts. In 1988 Balch Springs voted to combine with the city of Mesquite, but the vote was ruled invalid and Balch Springs remained an independent community. In 1991 the town had two banks, a weekly newspaper, a library, and a number of churches.
By 1956 Balch Springs had a population of 3,500. In 1976, it was 13,050. In 1990, the population was 17,406. By 2000, it was 19,375. In 2010, Balch Springs’ population was 23,933.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, “Balch Springs, TX,” accessed March 01, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/heb01