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Ghent Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Hyco River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Person
Physical characteristics
Main source Storys Creek divide
pond about 1 northwest of Five Forks, North Carolina
615 ft (187 m)
River mouth Hyco River
about 4 miles north-northwest of Woodsdale, North Carolina
340 ft (100 m)
Length 6.70 mi (10.78 km)
  • Average rate:
    8.40 cu ft/s (0.238 m3/s) at mouth with Hyco River
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Roanoke River
Basin size 6.70 square miles (17.4 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaties
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges McGhees Mill Road, Edwin Robertson Road

Ghent Creek is a 6.70 mi (10.78 km) long 4th order tributary to the Hyco River in Person 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:

  • Ghents Creek


Ghent Creek rises in a pond about 0.5 miles northwest of Five Forks, North Carolina, and then flows northeast to join the Hyco River about 4 miles north-northwest of Woodsdale.


Ghent Creek drains 6.70 square miles (17.4 km2) of area, receives about 46.1 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 379.32, and is about 52% forested.

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