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MITCHELL BRANCH (Anderson County). Mitchell Branch, or Mitchell's Branch, rises one mile west of Fisherman's Lake just short of the Henderson county line in northwestern Anderson County (at 32°01' N, 95°56' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs southwest for seven miles, through northwestern Anderson County, to its mouth in a swamp in Cayuga oilfield, three miles west of Bethel (at 31°55' N, 95°58' W). Mitchell Branch was probably named for James Mitchell, who owned a land grant through which the stream flowed. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with post oak trees, and the nearly level to strongly sloping terrain is surfaced by clayey upland soils. The land is used predominantly for agriculture.


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"MITCHELL BRANCH (ANDERSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 22, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.