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BISHOP BRANCH. Bishop Branch rises just south of Cistern in southwestern Fayette County (at 29°49' N, 97°13' W) and extends southeast for 3½ miles to its mouth on Live Oak Creek (at 29°48' N, 97°11' W). It runs through several stock tanks and, after crossing State Highway 95, past several strip-mines where clay has been extracted for road construction. The land surface is a very friable, fine, sandy loam with a firm clay subsoil. The area is fair to poor for agricultural purposes and primarily supports pasture for cattle. Vegetation along the branch consists of mixed oaks and cedar with mesquite, willow, sycamore, and yaupon.


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"BISHOP BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.