Trent River (North Carolina) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTrent River
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Neuse River|
|Main source||Mathews Creek divide
about 3 miles north of Pink Hill, North Carolina
42 ft (13 m)
|River mouth||Neuse River
New Bern, North Carolina
0 ft (0 m)
|Length||87.15 mi (140.25 km)|
|River system||Neuse River|
|Basin size||549.95 square miles (1,424.4 km2)|
|Bridges||Old Pink Hill Road, NC 11, Davis Mill Road, Mark N. Smith Road, Perry Buzzard Road, US 258, Pleasant Hill Road (x2), Chinquapin Chapel Road, Middle Road, NC 41, US 17, US 70|
The Trent River is a fresh water river of the coastal plain region of eastern North Carolina. It flows in an easterly direction from its origin approximately 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Kinston, North Carolina and traverses portions of Lenoir County, Jones County and Craven County prior to emptying into the Neuse River at New Bern, North Carolina. Trenton and Pollocksville are small towns that lie along its course. The river measures 720 yards (660 m) at its widest point and is fed by numerous fresh water branches and creeks along its length.
Aerial photograph of the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. East is up. The city of New Bern is on the left. The unincorporated community of James City is to the lower right. The Trent flows from the bottom center of the picture.
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