DOGWOOD BRANCH. Dogwood Branch rises three miles southeast of West Point in west central Fayette County (at 29°55' N, 97°02' W) and runs southeast for 3½ miles to its mouth on Buckners Creek (at 29°53' N, 96°58' W). It traverses an area characterized by soils with a sandy loam surface layer over a firm clay subsoil. This land is generally not used for agriculture except as unimproved pasture. Local vegetation is primarily a mixture of oaks and cedar with an understory of yaupon. The stream is named for the occasional dogwoods that grow nearby but are rare in surrounding areas.
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