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Hanging Dog Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Hiawassee River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Cherokee
Physical characteristics
Main source Hyatt Creek divide
Hanging Dog Gap
3,450 ft (1,050 m)
River mouth Hiawassee River
Hiawassee Lake
1,525 ft (465 m)
Length 14.57 mi (23.45 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    120.86 cu ft/s (3.422 m3/s) at mouth with Hiawassee River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Hiawassee River
Basin size 40.94 square miles (106.0 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Will Creek
    Augen Branch
    Grindstone Branch
    Davis Creek
    Cook Creek
    Dockery Creek
  • Right:
    Bear Creek
    Owl Creek
    Bates Creek
Bridges Clearview Lane, Boiling Springs Road (x2), Woody Branch Road, Boiling Springs Road (x3), Running Deer Lane, Boiling Springs Road (x2), Hanging Dog Road, Tranquil Valley Lane, Ed Graves Road (x2), Ebenezer Road, McDonald Road, Haven Lane, Joe Brown Highway

Hanging Dog Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is a tributary to the Hiwassee River.

Some say the name Hanging Dog is a corruption of "Hanging Maw", a local Cherokee, while others believe the name stems from an incident when Indian's dog was "hung up" in river debris before being rescued.

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