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Bluewing Creek
Map of Bluewing Creek mouth location
Map of Bluewing Creek mouth location
Map of Bluewing Creek mouth location
Map of Bluewing Creek mouth location
Location of Bluewing Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Hyco River
Country United States
State Virginia
North Carolina
County Halifax (VA)
Person (NC)
Physical characteristics
Main source unnamed tributary to Mayo Reservoir divide
about 2.5 miles southeast of Triple Springs, North Carolina
581 ft (177 m)
River mouth Hyco River
about 3 miles southeast of Centerville, Virginia
319 ft (97 m)
Length 12.20 mi (19.63 km)
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Roanoke River
Basin size 26.42 square miles (68.4 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Little Bluewing Creek
  • Right:
    Cattail Branch
    Bredlov Creek
Bridges Olive Branch Road, Tatum Road, NC 49, High View Church Road, VA 96, North Fork Church Road

Bluewing Creek is a 12.20 mi (19.63 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Hyco River in Halifax County, Virginia. 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:

  • Big Bluewing Creek
  • Blewing Creek
  • Blue Wing Creek

Course

Bluewing Creek rises in a pond about 2.5 miles southeast of Triple Springs, North Carolina, and then flows generally north to join the Hyco River about 3 miles southeast of Centerville, Virginia.

Watershed

Bluewing Creek drains 26.42 square miles (68.4 km2) of area, receives about 45.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 394.32, and is about 57% forested.

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