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SOUTH FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER. The South Fork of the Sabine River rises two miles southeast of Royce City in the northeast corner of Rockwall County (at 32°54' N, 96°18' W) and runs easterly in its upper reaches, and, upon entering Hunt County, generally southeasterly in its middle and lower reaches, for a total length of 12½ miles. The region drained by the stream is generally flat and marked with occasional local shallow depressions; its soil consists largely of clay loams, sandy loams, and moderately shallow to deep sandy and clay loams. Water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses are common along the stream's course. The area traversed by the stream has served as crop and range land. The South Fork empties into the Kitsee Inlet of Lake Tawakoni two miles south of Quinlan in south central Hunt County (at 32°51' N, 96°07' W).


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"SOUTH FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.