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Turnbull Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Bladen
Cumberland
Physical characteristics
Main source between Bushy Lake and Rollins Pond
about 5 miles west-southwest of Roseboro, North Carolina
110 ft (34 m)
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 1.5 miles east of Elizabethtown, North Carolina
23 ft (7.0 m)
Length 27.78 mi (44.71 km)
Discharge
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 88.27 square miles (228.6 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Little Turnbull Creek
    Indian Creek
    White Lake Drain
    Tubmill Creek
  • Right:
    Briary Stream
    Spring Branch
    Panther Branch
    Smith Swamp
Bridges Turnbull Road, Squatting Bear Drive, Avery Road, Walter West Road, Braxton Edge Road, NC 242, Lula Long Road, Johnsontown Road, Sweet Home Church Road, Old Hoover Bridge Road, US 701-NC 41

Turnbull Creek is a 27.78 mi (44.71 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, North Carolina.

Course

Turnbull Creek rises in between Bushy Lake and Rollins Pond, a Carolina Bay, about 5 miles east of Roseboro, North Carolina in Cumberland County. Turnbull Creek then flows southeast to Bladen County to join the Cape Fear River about 1.5 miles east of Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

Watershed

Turnbull Creek drains 88.27 square miles (228.6 km2) of area, receives about 49.1 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 617.26 and is about 23% forested.

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