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POOL BRANCH (Fayette County). Pool Branch rises near State Highway 159 2½ miles northwest of Fayetteville in east central Fayette County (at 29°56' N, 96°42' W) and runs east for 7½ miles, crossing State 159 again between the Mount Pilgrim and Sweet Home churches and passing through a large unnamed flood prevention pool, to its mouth on Cummins Creek, near the Fayette-Colorado county line (at 29°55' N, 96°37' W). The stream flows through an area characterized by low, rolling hills and prairies, running first through soils with heavy clay layers and then through soils made up of heavy sand and gravel deposits. Extensive mining of these deposits results in many small, often muddy lagoons. In areas where industrialization has not been extensive, vegetation consists primarily of native and introduced grasses.


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"POOL BRANCH (FAYETTE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed April 19, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.