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Abram Creek
Location of Abram Creek mouth
Location of Abram Creek mouth
Location of Abram Creek mouth
Location of Abram Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to North Branch Potomac River
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mineral
Grant
Physical characteristics
Main source North Fork Lunice Creek divide
about 0.1 miles south-southeast of Bismarck, West Virginia
2,920 ft (890 m)
River mouth North Branch Potomac River
Harrison, West Virginia / Shallmar, Maryland
1,670 ft (510 m)
Length 18.35 mi (29.53 km)
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Potomac River
Basin size 44.19 square miles (114.5 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Johnnycake Run
  • Right:
    Little Creek
    Laurel Run
    Glade Run
    Emory Creek
Bridges US 48, WV 93, Sugar Grove Farm Road, WV 42, Bulldozer Road (x2), Jones Hollow, US 50, WV 2/3, WV 2, WV 2/2

Abram Creek is a 19.4-mile-long (31.2 km) tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in Grant and Mineral counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Variant names

In 1895, the Board on Geographic Names officially decided upon Abram Creek as the stream's name. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Abram Creek has been known by the following names:

  • Abraham Creek
  • Abrahams Creek
  • Abram's Creek
  • Abrams Creek

Course

Abram Creek rises on the North Fork Lunice Creek divide about 0.1 miles south-southeast of Bismarck, West Virginia. Tributaries to Abram Creek include Laurel Run, Glade Run, Johnnycake Run, and Emory Creek. Abram Creek enters the North Branch Potomac River at Harrison, West Virginia, across from Shallmar, Maryland.

Watershed

Abram Creek drains 44.19 square miles (114.5 km2) of area, receives about 43.2 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 410.24 and is about 75.9% forested.

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Course of Abram Creek (North Branch Potomac River tributary)
Course of Abram Creek (North Branch Potomac River tributary)
Watershed of Abram Creek (North Branch Potomac River tributary)
Watershed of Abram Creek (North Branch Potomac River tributary)
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