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MORRIS BRANCH. Morris Branch rises five miles east of Decatur in eastern Wise County (at 33°13' N, 97°28' W) and flows southeast for eight miles, through the rolling prairie of Wise County, to its mouth on Denton Creek, three miles west of Ponder (at 33°10' N, 97°21' W). The surrounding soil is deep, sandy clay loams that support juniper, oak, and a variety of grasses. For most of the county's history the Morris Branch area has been used as range and cropland.


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"MORRIS BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.