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Poorhouse Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett
City Lillington
Physical characteristics
Main source Indian Branch divide
Lillington, North Carolina
265 ft (81 m)
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 0.5 miles east of Lillington, North Carolina
105 ft (32 m)
Length 4.18 mi (6.73 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast and north
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 4.67 square miles (12.1 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Emilies Crossing Way, NC 27, Shawtown Road, NC 210, US 401, Adams Road, Ross Road

Poorhouse Creek is a 4.18 mi (6.73 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Harnett County, North Carolina.


Poorhouse Creek rises in Lillington, North Carolina and then flows southeast curving north to join the Cape Fear River about 0.5 miles east of Lillington.


Poorhouse Creek drains 4.67 square miles (12.1 km2) of area, receives about 46.2 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 538.00 and is about 28% forested.

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