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Cabin Creek
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Cabin Creek near Ronda
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A map of Cabin Creek and its watershed
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Fayette, Kanawha
Physical characteristics
Main source south-southwest of Coalfield
2,311 ft (704 m)
River mouth Kanawha River
Cabin Creek
591 ft (180 m)
Length 22.7 mi (36.5 km)
Basin features
Basin size 73 sq mi (190 km2)
Hydrologic Unit Code 0505000602 (USGS)

Cabin Creek is a tributary of the Kanawha River, 22.7 miles (36.5 km) long, in West Virginia in the United States. Via the Kanawha and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 72.6 square miles (188 km2) in a coal mining region on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Cabin Creek begins in western Fayette County, approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south-southwest of Coalfield. It flows in southern Kanawha County for most of its course, north-northwestward through the unincorporated communities of Republic, Carbon, Decota, Laing, Quarrier, Holly, Leewood, Eskdale, Ohley, Coal, Giles, Dawes, Miami, Sharon, Ronda, and Dry Branch, to the community of Cabin Creek, where it flows into the Kanawha River. The creek is paralleled by county roads for most of its course, and additionally by the West Virginia Turnpike from Giles to its mouth.

Cabin Creek was named for a nearby pioneer's cabin which was raided by Native Americans in the 1740s.

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