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McLendons Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Deep River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Moore
Physical characteristics
Main source Drowning Creek divide
about 0.25 miles southeast of Elberta, North Carolina
595 ft (181 m)
River mouth Deep River
about 1.5 miles southeast of Glendon, North Carolina
226 ft (69 m)
Length 28.20 mi (45.38 km)
  • Average rate:
    111.48 cu ft/s (3.157 m3/s) at mouth with Deep River
Basin features
Progression northeast
River system Deep River
Basin size 101.21 square miles (262.1 km2)
  • Left:
    Suck Creek
    Richland Creek
    Persimmon Glade Branch
  • Right:
    Big Juniper Creek
    Little Creek
Bridges Mount Carmel Road, Bethlehem Road, NC 24, Coles Mill Road, Cool Springs Road, Glendon-Carthage Road

McLendons Creek is a 28.20 mi (45.38 km) long 4th order tributary to the Deep River in Moore County, North Carolina. This creek 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:

  • Buck Creek


McLendons Creek rises about 0.25 miles southeast of Elberta in Moore County and then flows northeast to join the Deep River about 1.5 miles southeast of Glendon, North Carolina.


McLendons Creek drains 101.21 square miles (262.1 km2) of area, receives about 48.6 in/year of precipitation, and has a wetness index of 407.24 and is about 60% forested.

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