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GREATHOUSE BRANCH. Greathouse Branch rises eight miles northeast of Maypearl in southwestern Ellis County (at 32°22' N, 96°57' W) and runs south for eight miles to its mouth on Chambers Creek (at 32°16' N, 96°57' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper and lower reaches, is dammed near Greathouse Cemetery. Greathouse Branch traverses an area of rolling prairie, surfaced by deep to shallow expansive clays and clay loams that support oak, juniper, and native grasses. The area has been used as crop and range land.


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"GREATHOUSE BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.