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Big Governors Creek
Map of Big Governors Creek mouth location
Map of Big Governors Creek mouth location
Map of Big Governors Creek mouth location
Map of Big Governors Creek mouth location
Location of Big Governors Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Deep River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Lee
Moore
Physical characteristics
Main source Herds Creek divide
about 0.5 miles southwest of White Hill, North Carolina
465 ft (142 m)
River mouth Deep River
about 1.5 miles southeast of Haw Branch, North Carolina
226 ft (69 m)
Length 13.71 mi (22.06 km)
Basin features
Progression northwest and north
River system Deep River
Basin size 40.87 square miles (105.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    McIntosh Creek
    Crawley Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Torchwood Road, Old River Road, Wadsworth Road, Underwood Road, Harrington Road

Big Governors Creek is a 13.71 mi (22.06 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Deep River in Lee and Moore Counties, North Carolina. This creek forms the Lee-Moore county line, in part and 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:

  • Governors Creek
  • Millstone Creek

Course

Big Governors Creek rises about 0.5 miles southwest of White Hill in Moore County and then flows northwest and north to join the Deep River about 1.5 miles southeast of Haw Branch, North Carolina.

Watershed

Big Governors Creek drains 40.87 square miles (105.9 km2) of area, receives about 48.4 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 380.16 and is about 65% forested.

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