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Duncombe Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Physical characteristics
Main source Poison Fork divide
east side of King Mountain
830 ft (250 m)
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 4 miles south-southeast of Coggins Mine
315 ft (96 m)
Length 5.59 mi (9.00 km)
  • Average rate:
    5.19 cu ft/s (0.147 m3/s) at mouth with Uwharrie River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Pee Dee
Basin size 4.29 square miles (11.1 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Grissom Road, Ophir Road

Duncombe Creek is a 5.59 mi (9.00 km) long 1st order tributary to the Uwharrie River, in Montgomery County, North Carolina.


Duncombe Creek rises on the Poison Fork divide on the east side of King Mountain in Randolph County, North Carolina. Duncombe Creek then flows southwest to meet the Uwharrie River about 4 miles south-southeast of Coggins Mine.


Duncombe Creek drains 4.29 square miles (11.1 km2) of area, receives about 47.5 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 364.55 and is about 79% forested.

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