SAND BRANCH. Sand Branch, also known as Sand Creek, rises just east of the county line in northwestern Atascosa County (at 29°08' N, 98°47' W) and flows south for six miles into Siestedero Creek at Farm Road 3504 near the Sand Branch settlement (at 29°03' N, 98°46' W). The creek flows from flat to rolling terrain where hardwood forest, brush, and grasses grow in mostly deep, fine sandy loam soils into low rolling hills and prairies where grasses and some mesquite grow in clay and sandy loam.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."SAND BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbs61), accessed April 26, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.