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Browns Creek
Map of Browns Creek mouth location
Map of Browns Creek mouth location
Map of Browns Creek mouth location
Map of Browns Creek mouth location
Location of Browns Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Bladen
City Elizabethtown
Physical characteristics
Main source Sheriff White Bay, a Carolina Bay
about 1 mile southeast of Dublin, North Carolina
125 ft (38 m)
34°38′03″N 078°41′07″W / 34.63417°N 78.68528°W / 34.63417; -78.68528
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 1.5 miles east of Elizabethtown, North Carolina
23 ft (7.0 m)
34°37′33″N 078°33′36″W / 34.62583°N 78.56000°W / 34.62583; -78.56000
Length 18.79 mi (30.24 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast and east
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 18.79 square miles (48.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Cross Pond
Bridges Hugs Hog Farm Road, Browns Creek Church Road, Westwood Drive, unnamed road, Peanut Plant Road, NC 87, Martin Luther King Drive, US 701-NC 242, Mercer Mill Road, NC 87

Browns Creek is a 27.78 mi (44.71 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, North Carolina.

Course

Browns Creek rises in Sheriff White Pond, a Carolina Bay, about 1 mile southeast of Dublin, North Carolina. Browns Creek then flows southeast and east through the south side of Elizabethtown to join the Cape Fear River about 1.5 miles east of Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Watershed

Browns Creek drains 18.79 square miles (48.7 km2) of area, receives about 49.2 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 561.30 and is about 21% forested.

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