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Stoney Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Physical characteristics
Main source Toms Creek divide
about 2 miles southeast of Sheltontown, North Carolina
1,400 ft (430 m)
River mouth Ararat River
about 3 miles north of Ararat, North Carolina
915 ft (279 m)
Length 7.10 mi (11.43 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    9.56 cu ft/s (0.271 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression generally southwest
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 6.46 square miles (16.7 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Jewell Court, Holly Springs Road (x2), Mills Ridge Trail, Mills Road, Reeves Mill Road, US 52, Gospel Time Way, Old US 52, Hiatt Road, I-74

Stoney Creek is a 7.10 mi (11.43 km) long 2nd 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:

  • Isaacs Creek
  • Stony Creek

Course

Stoney Creek rises on the Toms Creek divide about 2 miles southeast of Sheltontown, North Carolina. Stoney Creek then flows southwest to join the Ararat River about 3 miles north of Ararat, North Carolina.

Watershed

Stoney Creek drains 6.46 square miles (16.7 km2) of area, receives about 47.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 354.23, and is about 45% forested.

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