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Stewarts Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Cities Mount Airy
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of North and South Forks
about 4 miles southwest of Pipers Gap, Virginia
2,615 ft (797 m)
River mouth Ararat River
Mount Airy, North Carolina
970 ft (300 m)
Length 20.24 mi (32.57 km)
  • Average rate:
    120.96 cu ft/s (3.425 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 79.71 square miles (206.4 km2)
  • Left:
    North Fork Stewarts Creek
    Turkey Creek
    Naked Run
    Stony Creek
    Benton Creek
  • Right:
    South Fork Stewarts Creek
    Flat Creek
    Beech Creek
Bridges Chestnut Grove Road, I-74, W Imogene Church Road, Beamer Road, NC 89, Red Brush Road, US 601, Old Hwy 601, Park Drive

Stewarts Creek is a 20.24 mi (32.57 km) long 4th order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Bledsoe Creek
  • Stewart Creek
  • Stuarts Creek


Stewarts Creek originates at the confluence of North and South Fork about 4 miles southwest of Pipers Gap in Carroll County, Virginia. Stewarts Creek then flows southeast into Surry County, North Carolina to join the Ararat River at Mount Airy.


Stewarts Creek drains 79.71 square miles (206.4 km2) of area, receives about 49.5 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 333.21, and is about 57% forested.

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