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CROSS BRANCH. Cross Branch rises just south of the Bosque-Somervell county line and one-half mile southeast of Seven Knobs in northwestern Bosque County (at 32°08' N, 97°46' W) and runs northeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Paluxy River, one-half mile southwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County (at 32°14' N, 97°46' W). The stream, intermittent in its lower reaches, traverses terrain with some steep slopes, surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loams that support juniper, live oak, and mesquite trees. The area is subject to seasonal flooding and is used as range and crop land.


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"CROSS BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.