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HERRING BRANCH. Herring Branch, also known as McFall Branch, rises three miles south of Lake Amon G. Carter and a mile from the junction of the Montague, Wise, and Jack county lines in southern Montague County (at 33°26' N, 97°57' W) and runs north for 2½ miles to its mouth on the lake, ten miles south of Bowie (at 33°29' N, 97°54' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by deep, fine sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, brush, and grasses. For most of the county's history the Herring Branch area has been used as rangeland.


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

"HERRING BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.