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Aberdeen Creek
Aberdeen Creek (Drowning Creek tributary) is located in North Carolina
Aberdeen Creek (Drowning Creek tributary)
Aberdeen Creek (Drowning Creek tributary) is located in the United States
Aberdeen Creek (Drowning Creek tributary)
Location of Aberdeen Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Drowning Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Town Aberdeen
Village Pinehurst
Physical characteristics
Main source Mill Creek divide
about 1 mile east of Pinehurst, North Carolina
472 ft (144 m)
River mouth Drowning Creek
about 2 miles southwest of Addor, North Carolina
266 ft (81 m)
Length 12.45 mi (20.04 km)
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Lumber River
Basin size 32.63 square miles (84.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Watson Lake
Pages Lake
Bridges US 15-501, Irvernay Road, W Morganton Road, Lake Dornoch Drive (x2), Keith Street, Pinebluff Lake Road, Addor Road

Aberdeen Creek is a 12.45 mi (20.04 km) long 3rd order tributary to Drowning Creek (Lumber River), in Moore County, North Carolina.

History

Most of the area around Aberdeen Creek was settled by Scots-Irish Immigrants in the 1700s. Historically the major industry was naval stores from the surrounding pine forests, but this has changed to include thriving retirement communities. The creek was named Devil Gut Creek until 1887, when it was changed to Aberdeen Creek.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Devil Creek
  • Devils Gut Creek

Course

Aberdeen Creek rises on the Mill Creek divide about 1 mile east of Pinehurst in Moore County, North Carolina. Aberdeen Creek then takes a southerly course through numerous swamps to meet Drowning Creek about 2 miles southwest of Addor.

Watershed

Aberdeen Creek drains 32.65 square miles (84.6 km2) of area, receives about 49.3 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 473.33 and is about 29% forested.

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