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BUFORD BRANCH. Buford (or Finney) Branch rises seven miles southeast of Dumont in northwestern King County (at 33°45' N, 100°26' W) and runs northeast across fifteen miles of isolated rangeland before reaching its mouth on the North Wichita River, twelve miles south of Paducah in south central Cottle County (at 33°51' N, 100°18' W). The local terrain ranges from moderately steep slopes with locally high relief to flood-prone flats with occasional shallow depressions. Its silt, clay, and sandy loam soils support vegetation ranging from mesquite and grasses to water-tolerant conifers and hardwoods. The branch flows through Finney in northwestern King County. A source of the creek was Finney Springs, located northeast of the Finney settlement. The springs were home to buffalo hunter S. B. Street during the 1870s. By 1979, however, the springs were only small seeps.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).

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