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Horsepen Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Reedy Fork
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Horsepen Creek and East Fork Deep River
Piedmont Triad International Airport
865 ft (264 m)
River mouth Reedy Fork
Lake Brandt
743 ft (226 m)
Length 8.87 mi (14.27 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Reedy Fork
  • Average rate:
    21.67 cu ft/s (0.614 m3/s) at mouth with Reedy Fork
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Haw River
Basin size 20.13 square miles (52.1 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Lake Brandt
Bridges Distribution Drive, I-73, Joseph M Bryan Blvd., Horse Pen Creek Road, US 220, I-840, Old Battleground Road, Quaker Landing Road

Horsepen Creek is a 8.87 mi (14.27 km) long 3rd order tributary to Reedy Fork in Guilford County, North Carolina.

History

The Battlefield of Guilford Courthouse was fought in part on the eastern edge of the Horsepen Creek watershed.

Course

Horsepen Creek rises on the East Fork Deep River divide at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Guilford County, North Carolina. Horsepen Creek then flows northeast to meet Reedy Fork in Lake Brandt.

Watershed

Horsepen Creek drains 20.13 square miles (52.1 km2) of area, receives about 45.0 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 444.82 and is about 18% forested.

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