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Flat Shoal Creek
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Location of Flat Shoal Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Physical characteristics
Main source Stoney Creek divide on south side of Chestnut Ridge
about 4 miles southeast of Sheltontown, North Carolina
1,438 ft (438 m)
36°28′11″N 080°30′54″W / 36.46972°N 80.51500°W / 36.46972; -80.51500
River mouth Ararat River
Ararat, North Carolina
890 ft (270 m)
36°24′18″N 080°33′42″W / 36.40500°N 80.56167°W / 36.40500; -80.56167
Length 7.97 mi (12.83 km)
Basin features
Progression south and southwest
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 8.88 square miles (23.0 km2)
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Bridges Old Farm Trail, Armstrong Road, Simmons Grove Church Road, Simmons Road, Beck Lane, US 52, Old US 52, Long Hill Road, Ararat-Longhill Road

Flat Shoal Creek is a 7.97 mi (12.83 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry County, North Carolina.


Flat Shoal Creek rises on the Stoney Creek divide (south side of Chestnut Ridge) about 4 miles southeast of Sheltontown, North Carolina. Flat Shoal Creek then flows south before turning southwest to join the Ararat River at Ararat, North Carolina.


Flat Shoal Creek drains 8.88 square miles (23.0 km2) of area, receives about 47.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 341.81, and is about 53% forested.

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