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Arnold Creek
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Arnold Creek in Doddridge County
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A map of Arnold Creek and its watershed
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Doddridge, Tyler
Physical characteristics
Main source Left Fork Arnold Creek
west-northwest of Middle Point, Doddridge County
1,100 ft (340 m)
2nd source Right Fork Arnold Creek
northeast of Oxford, Doddridge County
1,045 ft (319 m)
River mouth Middle Island Creek
east-northeast of Deep Valley
728 ft (222 m)
Length 10.9 mi (17.5 km)
Basin features
Basin size 34.7 sq mi (90 km2)
Hydrologic Unit Code 050302010405 (USGS)

Arnold Creek is a tributary of Middle Island Creek, 10.9 miles (17.5 km) long, in West Virginia in the United States. Via Middle Island Creek and the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 34.7 square miles (90 km2) in a rural region on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Arnold Creek is formed in western Doddridge County, approximately 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southwest of West Union, by the confluence of its left and right forks:

  • the Left Fork Arnold Creek, 4.9 miles (7.9 km) long, which rises in Doddridge County approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) west-northwest of Middle Point and flows generally northward
  • the Right Fork Arnold Creek, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) long, which rises in Doddridge County approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 km) northeast of Oxford and flows northeastward.

From this confluence, Arnold Creek flows generally northward through western Doddridge County. Near its mouth, it flows into southern Tyler County for a short distance, returns to Doddridge County, and flows into Middle Island Creek from the south on the boundary of Doddridge and Tyler counties, approximately 0.9 miles (1.4 km) east-northeast of the unincorporated community of Deep Valley.

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the creek has also been known historically by the spelling "Arnolds Creek."

Tributaries

This is a list of named streams in Arnold Creek's watershed. By default, the list is ordered from the mouth of Arnold Creek to its source.

Name Flows into Length Mouth coordinates Source coordinates
1 Short Run Arnold Creek 2.4 miles (3.9 km) 39°20′22″N 80°50′19″W / 39.339526°N 80.838717°W / 39.339526; -80.838717 39°19′23″N 80°53′20″W / 39.323136°N 80.888996°W / 39.323136; -80.888996
2 Long Run Arnold Creek 4.1 miles (6.6 km) 39°19′32″N 80°49′57″W / 39.325637°N 80.832606°W / 39.325637; -80.832606 39°17′39″N 80°53′08″W / 39.294248°N 80.885663°W / 39.294248; -80.885663
3 Mudlick Run Long Run 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 39°18′37″N 80°51′18″W / 39.310359°N 80.855106°W / 39.310359; -80.855106 39°19′01″N 80°53′18″W / 39.317025°N 80.88844°W / 39.317025; -80.88844
4 Hugle Run Long Run 1.4 miles (2.3 km) 39°18′21″N 80°51′21″W / 39.305915°N 80.85594°W / 39.305915; -80.85594 39°17′54″N 80°53′14″W / 39.298415°N 80.887329°W / 39.298415; -80.887329
5 Lick Run Arnold Creek 1.3 miles (2.1 km) 39°18′41″N 80°49′51″W / 39.311471°N 80.830939°W / 39.311471; -80.830939 39°18′22″N 80°50′52″W / 39.306111°N 80.847778°W / 39.306111; -80.847778
6 Rock Run Arnold Creek 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 39°18′23″N 80°49′25″W / 39.306471°N 80.823717°W / 39.306471; -80.823717 39°18′24″N 80°48′22″W / 39.306667°N 80.806111°W / 39.306667; -80.806111
7 Wilhelm Run Arnold Creek 3.5 miles (5.6 km) 39°17′42″N 80°49′18″W / 39.295082°N 80.821772°W / 39.295082; -80.821772 39°16′08″N 80°52′00″W / 39.268889°N 80.866667°W / 39.268889; -80.866667
8 Claylick Run Arnold Creek 3.7 miles (6.0 km) 39°16′49″N 80°48′51″W / 39.280361°N 80.814272°W / 39.280361; -80.814272 39°15′43″N 80°51′38″W / 39.261944°N 80.860556°W / 39.261944; -80.860556
9 Pritchard Run Arnold Creek 2.0 miles (3.2 km) 39°16′38″N 80°48′44″W / 39.277305°N 80.812328°W / 39.277305; -80.812328 39°16′05″N 80°47′27″W / 39.268056°N 80.790833°W / 39.268056; -80.790833
10 Middle Run Arnold Creek 2.1 miles (3.4 km) 39°16′19″N 80°48′44″W / 39.272028°N 80.812328°W / 39.272028; -80.812328 39°14′22″N 80°50′44″W / 39.239528°N 80.845662°W / 39.239528; -80.845662
11 Right Fork Arnold Creek Arnold Creek 4.6 miles (7.4 km) 39°16′16″N 80°48′26″W / 39.271194°N 80.807328°W / 39.271194; -80.807328 39°13′10″N 80°49′48″W / 39.219528°N 80.830106°W / 39.219528; -80.830106
12 Left Fork Arnold Creek Arnold Creek 4.9 miles (7.9 km) 39°16′16″N 80°48′26″W / 39.271194°N 80.807328°W / 39.271194; -80.807328 39°12′46″N 80°47′16″W / 39.212863°N 80.787882°W / 39.212863; -80.787882
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