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PRAIRIE BRANCH (Cass County). Prairie Branch, also known as Big Prairie Creek, rises eight miles north of Hughes Springs in western Cass County (at 33°07' N, 94°38' W). Intermittent in its upper and middle reaches, the stream flows easterly for five miles to its mouth on Kelly Creek, five miles southwest of Marietta (at 33°07' N, 94°35' W). The soils through which the creek flows are sandy, and the gently undulating to rolling area is heavily wooded, predominantly with pines and various hardwoods.


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

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