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Afton Run
Map of Afton Run mouth location
Map of Afton Run mouth location
Map of Afton Run mouth location
Map of Afton Run mouth location
Location of Afton Run mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Coddle Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Physical characteristics
Main source Mill Creek divide
about 2 miles west of Kannapolis, North Carolina
790 ft (240 m)
River mouth Coddle Creek
about 3 miles west of Concord, North Carolina
589 ft (180 m)
Length 6.13 mi (9.87 km)
Basin features
Progression south
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 6.07 square miles (15.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Mooresville Road, Dogwood Boulevard, Trinity Church Road, Kannapolis Parkway, NC 73, I-85

Afton Run is a 6.13 mi (9.87 km) long 1st order tributary to Coddle Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. This is the only stream of this name in the United States.

Variant names

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

  • Ashton Branch
  • Astin's Branch

Course

Afton Run rises about 2 miles west of Kannapolis, North Carolina and then flows south to join Coddle Creek about 3 miles west of Concord.

Watershed

Afton Run drains 6.07 square miles (15.7 km2) of area, receives about 46.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 411.40, and is about 32% forested.

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