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Faulkner Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Physical characteristics
Main source south side of Slate Mountain
about 6 miles northeast of Mount Airy, North Carolina
1,640 ft (500 m)
River mouth Ararat River
Bannertown, North Carolina
994 ft (303 m)
Length 5.98 mi (9.62 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    7.92 cu ft/s (0.224 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 5.24 square miles (13.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges NC 103 (x3), Quaker Road, Lovers Lane, Welcome Baptist Church Road

Faulkner Creek is a 5.98 mi (9.62 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Forkners Creek

Course

Faulkner Creek rises on the south side of Slate Mountain about 6 miles northeast of Mount Airy, North Carolina. Faulkner Creek then flows southwest to join the Ararat River at Bannertown.

Watershed

Faulkner Creek drains 5.24 square miles (13.6 km2) of area, receives about 48.0 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 324.92, and is about 59% forested.

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