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Barnes Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Physical characteristics
Main source West Fork Little River divide
about 2 miles southwest of Pisgah, North Carolina
750 ft (230 m)
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 1.5 miles north of Uwharrie, North Carolina
305 ft (93 m)
Length 11.39 mi (18.33 km)
  • Average rate:
    22.67 cu ft/s (0.642 m3/s) at mouth with Uwharrie River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 24.09 square miles (62.4 km2)
  • 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


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.


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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