HINES BRANCH. Hines Branch rises two miles southeast of Tilmon in southeastern Caldwell County (at 29°46' N, 97°30' W) and runs west for six miles to its mouth on Plum Creek, three miles east of Brownsboro (at 29°46' N, 97°35' W). It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The stream may have been named for James or Gerren Hinds, original grantees of land in the area.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."HINES BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbh69), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.