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Dutch Buffalo Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Physical characteristics
Main source Crane Creek divide
Bostain Heights, North Carolina
810 ft (250 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 0.25 miles southwest of Georgeville, North Carolina
468 ft (143 m)
Length 25.16 mi (40.49 km)
  • Average rate:
    106.87 cu ft/s (3.026 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression southeast and south-southwest
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 98.68 square miles (255.6 km2)
Bridges Paulownia Drive, Rogers Road, Old Beatty Ford Road, Sapp Road, Barrier Road, Gold Hill Road, Cline School Road, Mt Pleasant Road, Mt Olive Road, NC 49, NC 73, Bowman-Barrier Road, Barrier Store Road, Miami Church Road, NC 200

Dutch Buffalo Creek is a 25.16 mi (40.49 km) long 4th order tributary to the Rocky River in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. 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:

  • Dutch Buffaloe Creek


Dutch Buffalo Creek rises in Bostian Heights, North Carolina in Rowan County, and then flows southeast into Cabarrus County and then turns south-southwest to join the Rocky River about 0.25 miles southwest of Georgeville.


Dutch Buffalo Creek drains 98.68 square miles (255.6 km2) of area, receives about 47.1 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 416.58, and is about 48% forested.

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