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OAK BRANCH. Oak Branch rises within Fort Hood Military Reservation in southeastern Coryell County near the Bell County line (at 31°10' N, 97°41' W) and runs northeast for 4½ miles, through western Bell County, to its mouth on Cowhouse Creek, six miles north of Killeen (at 31°12' N, 97°37' W). The creek, named for the post oak trees native to the area, flows through gently sloping to sloping and undulating to rolling terrain and lies entirely in Fort Hood.


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

"OAK BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.