HOG BRANCH. Hog Branch rises near Double Mountain in southwestern Stephens County (at 32°40' N, 98°55' W) and runs northwest for eight miles to its mouth on Big Sandy Creek (at 32°42' N, 99°00' W). It traverses rolling prairie surfaced by clay loams that support mesquite and grasses. As the stream approaches Big Sandy Creek, the topography becomes flatter with local shallow depressions, and water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses grow in the sandier soil.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."HOG BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbh74), accessed May 22, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.