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BRIAR BRANCH (Wise County). Briar Branch rises a mile east of Alvord in north central Wise County (at 33°23' N, 97°38' W) and runs south for six miles to its mouth on Big Sandy Creek, one mile east of Lone Star (at 30°17' N, 97°42' W). The stream crosses mostly flat terrain with a deep surface of fine sandy loam that supports brush and grasses. The land has been used as range and crop land.


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

"BRIAR BRANCH (WISE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.