FOLEY BRANCH. Foley Branch rises a mile northwest of Ezzell in south central Lavaca County (at 29°17' N, 96°55' W) and runs east for 2½ miles through wooded rangeland to its mouth on the Lavaca River, at the bottom of Tiger Bend (at 29°17' N, 96°53' W). The creek traverses gently sloping terrain surfaced by deep clay loam soils. Though the area is usually well-drained, it is subject to flooding. Local vegetation ranges from scattered oak clusters on the prairie to grape-hung thickets of oak, pecan, sycamore, and yaupon near the mouth of the stream. Foley Branch is named for the pioneer Foley family, whose members included Mason B. and H. S. Foley, who fought with John Coffee Hays's company during the Texas Revolution.
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