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GUM TREE BRANCH. Gum Tree Branch rises three miles south of Eagle Lake in southeastern Colorado County (at 29°32' N, 96°18' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on West Bernard Creek, three miles south of Lissie and thirteen miles northeast of Wharton in northeastern Wharton County (at 29°32' N, 96°10' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports hardwood forest, conifers, and grasses.


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"GUM TREE BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.