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Indian Creek
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Indian Creek and its watershed in Wyoming County, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Wyoming
Physical characteristics
Main source southeastern Wyoming County
2,315 ft (706 m)
River mouth Guyandotte River
east of Baileysville
1,132 ft (345 m)
Length 19.7 mi (31.7 km)
Basin features
Basin size 43 sq mi (110 km2)

Indian Creek is a tributary of the Guyandotte River, 19.7 miles (31.7 km) long, in southern West Virginia in the United States. Via the Guyandotte and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 43 square miles (110 km2) in a rural area on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Indian Creek's entire course and drainage area are in southern Wyoming County. It rises in southeastern Wyoming County, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of New Richmond, and flows generally northwestward, through the unincorporated communities of Wolf Pen, Fanny, and Fanrock. It flows into the Guyandotte River from the south, approximately 0.3 miles (0.48 km) east of Baileysville. A section of the creek's middle course is paralleled by West Virginia Route 16.

According to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, approximately 97.7% of the Indian Creek watershed is forested, mostly deciduous.

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