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COOK BRANCH. Cook Branch, also known as Cook Creek, rises just north of Grounds in east central Houston County (at 31°25' N, 95°23' W) and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on San Pedro Creek, two miles east of Refuge (at 31°30' N, 95°22' W). The surrounding flat terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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

"COOK BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.