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Harlands Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Rocky River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Chatham
Physical characteristics
Main source Dry Creek divide
about 1.5 miles west of Gum Springs, North Carolina
540 ft (160 m)
River mouth Rocky River
about 5 miles southwest of Pittsboro, North Carolina
318 ft (97 m)
Length 10.34 mi (16.64 km)
  • Average rate:
    18.88 cu ft/s (0.535 m3/s) at mouth with Rocky River
Basin features
Progression generally south
River system Deep River
Basin size 15.76 square miles (40.8 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Carroll Farm Road, Buckner Creek Road, E Alston Road, Renaissance Drive, Harlands Creek Drive, US 64, Alston Chapel Road, NC 902

Harlands Creek is a 10.34 mi (16.64 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Rocky River in Chatham 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:

  • Hollands Creek


Harlands Creek rises about 1.5 miles west of Gum Springs, North Carolina in Chatham County and then flows south to join the Rocky River about 5 miles southwest of Pittsboro.


Harlands Creek drains 15.76 square miles (40.8 km2) of area, receives about 47.4 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 431.04 and is about 77% forested.

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