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SMOOTHINGIRON BRANCH. Smoothingiron Branch rises one mile southeast of Sublime in northeastern Lavaca County (at 29°28' N, 96°46' W) and flows southwesterly for 3½ miles to its mouth on the Navidad River (at 29°25' N, 96°47' W). It drains an area known as Smoothing Iron Prairie. Soils in the gently rolling area are generally poorly draining sandy loam. Except where cleared, the area is heavily wooded with a mixture of oak, cedar, and yaupon that provides excellent wildlife habitat and is used primarily as unimproved range land for cattle.


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

"SMOOTHINGIRON BRANCH," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.