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Toms Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Uwharrie River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Physical characteristics
Main source Cabin Creek divide
pond about 1.5 miles southeast of Denton, North Carolina
670 ft (200 m)
River mouth Uwharrie River
about 2 miles southeast of Farmer, North Carolina
388 ft (118 m)
Length 12.51 mi (20.13 km)
  • Average rate:
    20.35 cu ft/s (0.576 m3/s) at mouth with Uwharrie River
Basin features
Progression northeast then southeast
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 17.77 square miles (46.0 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Piedmont School Road, NC 47, Brantley Gordon Road, Richey Road, Old NC 49, NC 49

Toms Creek is a 12.51 mi (20.13 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Uwharrie River in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Variant names

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

  • Mill Creek
  • Tom Creek


Toms Creek rises in a pond on the Cabin Creek divide in Davidson County, about 1.5 miles southeast of Denton, North Carolina. Toms Creek then flows northeast into Randolph County and makes a turn to the southeast to join the Uwharrie River about 2 miles southeast of Farmer, North Carolina.


Toms Creek drains 17.77 square miles (46.0 km2) of area, receives about 46.5 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 392.78 and is about 59% forested.

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