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SPRING BRANCH (Fayette County). Spring Branch rises a mile north of Winchester in northwestern Fayette County (at 30°01' N, 97°01' W) and runs south for four miles to its mouth on an oxbow in the Colorado River (at 29°58' N, 97°00' W). It crosses rolling terrain with a fine, highly erodible, sandy loam surface over a firm clay subsoil. The land is rated as poor to fair for agriculture and used primarily as unimproved pasture for cattle. Vegetation in the area is a mixture of oak and cedar with an understory of yaupon that provides good wildlife habitat.


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

"SPRING BRANCH (FAYETTE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.