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DOUBLE BRANCH. Double Branch rises four miles south of Indian Springs in south central Polk County (at 30°38' N, 94°44' W) and runs southeast for 2½ miles to its mouth on Big Sandy Creek, just within the Big Sandy Corridor of the Big Thicket National Preserve and three miles north of Segno (at 30°37' N, 94°42' W). The main stream is formed by the junction of the East and West forks of the Double Branch. Its East Fork rises about a mile south of Camp Ruby and runs south for three miles; its West Fork rises in the Indian Springs community and runs southeast for five miles. Both branches are intermittent and are dammed in their upper reaches to form small lakes, the larger of which, Wilson Lake, is formed from the East Fork.


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