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WATSON BRANCH, TEXAS. Watson Branch is near the Milam-Lee county line nine miles southeast of Thorndale in southern Milam County. In 1903 Watson Branch had a one-teacher school with fifty-eight students. The school was consolidated with the Thorndale Independent School District in 1950. A community hall marked the location of Watson Branch on county highway maps in the 1980s.


Milam County Heritage Preservation Society, Matchless Milam: History of Milam County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

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

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