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Adams Branch


Adams Branch rises six miles northwest of Brownwood in central Brown County (at 31°47' N, 98°59' W) and runs southeast for seven miles through Brownwood to its mouth on Pecan Bayou (at 31°42' N, 98°57' W) just east of the city. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The creek is named for Ichabod Adams, who settled on the stream prior to the Civil War.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Adams Branch,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2020,

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