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Balhinch, Indiana
Offield Creek in Balhinch
Offield Creek in Balhinch
Balhinch, Indiana is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Balhinch, Indiana
Balhinch, Indiana
Location in Montgomery County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Union
Settled February 1821
 • Total 2 sq mi (5 km2)
620 ft (190 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 765

Balhinch is two-mile-square unincorporated community in Union Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Balhinch includes Rattlesnake Canyon and Weir Cemetery.


The Balhinch area was originally settled by William Offield in February 1821, five miles southwest of Crawfordsville in Section 21 in an area with two streams — Sugar Creek and Offield's Creek. A monument to William Offield stands near Offield's Creek.

It was formally platted in the 1920s and the boundaries legally defined.


Notable person

  • Caroline Virginia Krout, author
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