SCARBOROUGHS BRANCH. Scarboroughs Branch rises three miles northwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 111 in southwestern Lavaca County (at 29°13' N, 97°01' W) and runs southeast for six miles, passing through Hope and crossing Highway 77, to its mouth on Clarks Creek (at 29°11' N, 96°57' W). The area is generally rolling terrain surfaced by sandy clay loam over denser clay subsoils that support mixed oaks and mesquite. Along the stream lie unimproved range and pasture that provide wildlife habitat. Oil and gas wells dot the area, and several pipelines cross the stream. Scarboroughs Branch is named for Paul Scarborough, an early settler on the site.