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Granny Squirrel Branch
Other name(s) Tributary to Harris Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cherokee
Physical characteristics
Main source Worm Creek divide
Granny Squirrel Gap
2,200 ft (670 m)
River mouth Harris Creek
about 0.25 miles southwest of Rhodo, North Carolina
2,080 ft (630 m)
Length 1.09 mi (1.75 km)
  • Location:
    Harris Creek
  • Average rate:
    0.84 cu ft/s (0.024 m3/s) at mouth with Valley River
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Hiawassee River
Basin size 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges US 19-129, Tunnel Ridge Road

Granny Squirrel Branch is a 1.09 mi (1.75 km) long 1st order tributary to Harris Creek in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Granny Squirrel Branch is the only stream of this name in the United States and is a tributary to Harris Creek.

According to tradition, "Granny Squirrel" was originally the name of an elderly Native American Indian woman who lived in the area.


Granny Squirrel Branch rises in Granny Squirrel Gap in Cherokee County, North Carolina and then flows north to join Harris Creek about 0.25 miles southwest of Rhodo, North Carolina.


Granny Squirrel Branch drains 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2) of area, receives about 66.97 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 248.46 and is about 77% forested.

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