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BIG BRANCH

BIG BRANCH. Big Branch, which is dammed in its upper reaches, rises two miles northwest of Gunsight and just west of U.S. Highway 183 in southwest Stephens County (at 32°33' N, 98°54' W) and runs northeast for six miles to its mouth on Lake Daniel, nine miles south of Breckenridge (at 32°37' N, 98°52' W). It crosses an area of rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, and grasses. Toward the mouth the terrain becomes flat with local shallow depressions and a surface of clay and sandy loam from which grow water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Big Branch," accessed August 27, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbbl.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.