Mitchell River (North Carolina) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMitchell River
Location of Mitchell River mouth
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Yadkin River|
|Main source||divide between Mitchell River and Little River
about 1.5 miles north of Roaring Gap, North Carolina
2,740 ft (840 m)
36°25′09″N 080°59′51″W / 36.41917°N 80.99750°W
|River mouth||Yadkin River
Burch, North Carolina
856 ft (261 m)
36°16′31″N 080°46′10″W / 36.27528°N 80.76944°W
|Length||21.62 mi (34.79 km)|
|Progression||east then southeast|
|Basin size||108.17 square miles (280.2 km2)|
|Bridges||Devotion Estate Way (x5), Haystack Road (x3), River Road, Judsville School Road, Millstone Trail, Kapps Mill Road, Zephry Mountain Park Road, I-77, NC 268|
The Mitchell River is a tributary of the Yadkin River in northwestern North Carolina in the United States. Via the Yadkin it is part of the watershed of the Pee Dee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean. According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as "Mitchells River," "Mitchels River," and "Mountain Creek."
The Mitchell rises in eastern Alleghany County in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and flows generally southeastwardly through Surry County, where it joins the Yadkin River about 5 mi (8 km) northeast of Elkin at the community of Burch.
In Surry County, it collects the short South Fork Mitchell River, which has also been known historically as "Mill Creek," "South Fork Creek," and "South Fork Mitchells River." The river is a popular destination for anglers who catch Brown, Brook, and rainbow trout.