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Wheat Swamp
Other name(s) Tributary to Contentnea Creek
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Lenoir
Physical characteristics
Main source Tyson Marsh divide
about 2 miles northeast of Institute, North Carolina
33 ft (10 m)
River mouth Contentnea Creek
about 0.5 miles E of Hookerton, North Carolina
7 ft (2.1 m)
Length 13.97 mi (22.48 km)
Basin features
Progression generally east-northeast
River system Neuse River
Basin size 29.61 square miles (76.7 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Waterbodies Pulley Pond
Bridges John Harrison Road, Gregory Road, US 258, NC 58, Mike Stocks Road, Oakes Road, Hugo Road

Wheat Swamp is a 13.97 mi (22.48 km) long 3rd order tributary to Contentnea Creek in Lenoir and Greene Counties, North Carolina. This stream forms the boundary of Lenoir and Greene Counties, in part.

Variant names

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

  • Wheat Swamp Creek


Wheat Swamp rises about 2 miles northeast of Institute, North Carolina and then flows southeast and curves northeast to join Contentnea Creek about 0.5 miles northeast of Hookerton.


Wheat Swamp drains 29.61 square miles (76.7 km2) of area, receives about 49.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 584.92, and is about 13% forested.

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