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Lovills Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Cities Mount Airy
Physical characteristics
Main source Pine Creek divide
about 0.5 miles east of Wards Gap
2,615 ft (797 m)
River mouth Ararat River
Mount Airy, North Carolina
975 ft (297 m)
Length 17.24 mi (27.75 km)
  • Average rate:
    57.00 cu ft/s (1.614 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression south
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 35.97 square miles (93.2 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Waterfall Branch
    Spur Branch
    Halls Branch
Waterbodies Lovill's Creek Lake
Bridges Cherry Crest Drive, Wards Gap Road, Crotts Hollow Road, Epworth Road, Fish Lake Road, Greenhill Road, US 52, W Independence Boulevard, NC 89, Worth Street, Rockford Street, US 52, Carter Street

Lovills Creek is a 17.24 mi (27.75 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry 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:

  • Lovel Creek
  • Lovels Creek
  • Lovets Creek
  • Loving Creek


Lovills Creek rises about 0.5 miles east of Wards Gap on the Pine Creek divide in Carroll County, Virginia. Lovills Creek than flows south into Surry County, North Carolina to join the Ararat River at Mount Airy.


Lovills Creek drains 35.97 square miles (93.2 km2) of area, receives about 49.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 318.89, and is about 57% forested.

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