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Great Coharie Creek
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Location of Great Coharie Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Black River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Sampson
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Great Coharie Creek and Sevenmile Swamp
about 1 mile north of Timothy, North Carolina
200 ft (61 m)
35°14′31″N 078°27′42″W / 35.24194°N 78.46167°W / 35.24194; -78.46167
River mouth Black River
about 3 miles southeast of Ingold, North Carolina
36 ft (11 m)
34°47′23″N 078°18′45″W / 34.78972°N 78.31250°W / 34.78972; -78.31250
Length 48.88 mi (78.66 km)
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Black River
Basin size 379.27 square miles (982.3 km2)
  • Left:
    Beaverdam Swamp
    Kill Swamp
    Ward Swamp
    Beaverdam Swamp
    Meetinghouse Branch
    Williams Old Mill Branch
    Rocky Marsh Creek
    Mill Creek
  • Right:
    Sevenmile Swamp
    Merkle Swamp
    Old Mill Swamp
    Marsh Swamp
    White Oak Swamp
    Turkey Branch
    Little Coharie Creek
    Bills Swamp
    Turtle Branch
Waterbodies Warrens Pond
Bridges Easy Street, Oak Grove Church Road, Old Crow Road, Warren Mill Road, US 13, McLamb Road, Rosin Hill Road, Roanoke Road, Keener Road, US 421, Five Bridge Road, Roseboro Highway (NC 24), Boykin Bridge Road, Ebenezer Forest Road, Wright Bridge Road, US 701, Lisbon Bridge Road

Great Coharie Creek is a 48.88 mi (78.66 km) long 5th order tributary to the Black River in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Variant names

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

  • Cohary Swamp


Great Coharie Creek rises on the Sevenmile Creek divide in northern Sampson County and then flows south to form the Black River with Six Runs Creek (Six Run Creek) about 3 miles southeast of Ingold.


Great Coharie Creek drains 379.27 square miles (982.3 km2) of area, receives about 49.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 571.73 and is about 14% forested.

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