Campbell Branch rises at the confluence of its east and west branches, on the northwestern outskirts of Hallettsville in north central Lavaca County (at 29°28' N, 96°57' W), and runs a mile to its mouth on the Lavaca River, just west of Hallettsville (at 29°27' N, 96°57' W). East Campbell Branch rises a mile west of U.S. Highway 77 and four miles north of Hallettsville in north central Lavaca County (at 29°31' N, 96°56' W) and flows south for 5½ miles to its confluence with West Campbell Branch, just northwest of Hallettsville. West Campbell Branch rises a mile east of Breslau (at 29°32' N, 96°58' W) and runs southeast for 5½ miles, roughly paralleling the route of State Highway 957. The streams are named for James Campbell, a pioneer colonist who arrived in the area before 1830. The loamy and loamy clay soils in the area support range, pasturage, and corn and grain sorghum.
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Paul C. Boethel, On the Headwaters of the Lavaca and the Navidad (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1967).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Campbell Branch (Lavaca County),”
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December 1, 1994