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Barnes Creek
Barnes Creek (Uwharrie River tributary) is located in North Carolina
Barnes Creek (Uwharrie River tributary)
Barnes Creek (Uwharrie River tributary) is located in the United States
Barnes Creek (Uwharrie River tributary)
Location of Barnes Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Montgomery
Physical characteristics
Main source West Fork Little River divide
about 2 miles southwest of Pisgah, North Carolina
750 ft (230 m)
35°31′09″N 079°54′47″W / 35.51917°N 79.91306°W / 35.51917; -79.91306
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 1.5 miles north of Uwharrie, North Carolina
305 ft (93 m)
35°26′03″N 080°00′11″W / 35.43417°N 80.00306°W / 35.43417; -80.00306
Length 11.39 mi (18.33 km)
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 24.09 square miles (62.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Panther Branch
    Hogpen Branch
  • Right:
    Poison Fork
Bridges Randall Hurley Road, Horseshoe Bend Road (x2), Flint Hill Road, Tower Road, Ophir Road

Barnes Creek is a 11.39 mi (18.33 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Uwharrie River, in Montgomery County, North Carolina.

Variant names

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

  • Barns Creek

Course

Barnes Creek rises on the West Fork Little River divide about 2 miles southwest of Pisgah in Randolph County, North Carolina. Barnes Creek then flows southwest to meet the Uwharrie River about 1.5 miles north of Uwharrie.

Watershed

Barnes Creek drains 24.09 square miles (62.4 km2) of area, receives about 47.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 343.93 and is about 81% forested.

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