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Toms Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Surry
Physical characteristics
Main source Big Creek divide
about 0.25 miles west of Woodville, North Carolina
1,390 ft (420 m)
River mouth Ararat River
about 5 miles northeast of Pine Hill, North Carolina
878 ft (268 m)
Length 16.10 mi (25.91 km)
  • Average rate:
    52.95 cu ft/s (1.499 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression south and southwest
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 38.44 square miles (99.6 km2)
  • Left:
    Chinquapin Creek
    Heatherly Creek
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Loves Lake
Bridges Cain Road, Alei Lane, Toms Creek Church Road, Galloway Ridge Trail, Cleo Cain Road, Jessup Grove Church Road, Matthews Road, US 52, W Dodson Mill Road, Cliffside Trail, Toms Creek Road

Toms Creek is a 16.10 mi (25.91 km) long 4th order tributary to the Ararat River in Surry County, North Carolina.


Toms Creek rises on the Big Creek divide about 0.25 miles west of Woodville, North Carolina. Toms Creek then flows south before turning southwest to join the Ararat River at about 5 miles northeast of Pine Hill.


Toms Creek drains 38.44 square miles (99.6 km2) of area, receives about 48.1 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 348.20, and is about 58% forested.

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