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HINES BRANCH. Hines Branch rises two miles southeast of Tilmon in southeastern Caldwell County (at 29°46' N, 97°30' W) and runs west for six miles to its mouth on Plum Creek, three miles east of Brownsboro (at 29°46' N, 97°35' W). It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The stream may have been named for James or Gerren Hinds, original grantees of land in the area.

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