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    BALCH, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Hockley/Lubbock County, Texas Panhandle
    Highway 62/82
    1 Mile S of the Lubbock county line
    SE of Levelland
    SW of Lubbock

    Population: 0

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The settlement was named to honor A. P. Balch, a director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway railroad. Settlement never materialized although the railroad stop became a popular shipping point for area farmers. The only signs of civilization today are a few vacant buildings and the towering grain elevator.
    1940s Hockley County Texas map
    1940s Hockley County map
    (Balch is shown in Lubbock County)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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