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SALT BRANCH (Atascosa County). Salt Branch rises in central Atascosa County (at 28°53' N, 98°28' W) at the south edge of the Imogene oilfield and runs southeast for 4½ miles to its mouth (at 28°50' N, 98°28' W) on Metate Creek three miles northeast of Charlotte. Low rolling hills and prairie are surfaced by sand and clay loams which support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses. Toward the mouth of the creek some chapparal and mesquite appear. Land in use is dry cropland.


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

"SALT BRANCH (ATASCOSA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.