SHILOH BRANCH. Shiloh Branch rises a mile north of Winchester in northwestern Fayette County (at 30°01' N, 96°59' W) and flows for five miles, first south past Winchester, and then east to its mouth on Millers Creek (at 29°59' N, 96°58' W), just above the confluence of the latter with the Colorado River. Throughout the upper two-thirds of its length Shiloh Branch flows through shallow and highly erodible topsoil of sandy loam that is marginal for agriculture but used locally for grazing and the production of hay. Toward its mouth the stream passes through the floodplain of the Colorado River, which yields good crops of corn, pecans, and hay. The terrain is rolling. Local sources credit the origins of the creek's name to a church that was formerly in the area.
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