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North Carolina Rivers

NCpedia entries on specific rivers

Cape Fear River

Catawba River

French Broad River

Neuse River

New River

Roanoke River

Yadkin Pee-Dee River

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An alphabetical list of rivers in North Carolina

compiled by John Hairr

Little Uwharrie River

Alligator River
Ararat River
Bay River
Beech Flats Prong
Big Swamp River
Black River
Blackwater River
Blood River
Bowens River
Bradley Fork River
Broad River
Brunswick River
Calabash River
Cane River
Cape Fear River
Cashie River
Catawba River
Chattooga River
Cheoah River
Chowan River
Coharrie River
Coleman River
Cullasaja River
Dan River
Dark Prong
Davidson River
Deep River
East Fork Chattooga River

East Fork Chattooga River
East Fork Deep River
East Fork Eno River
East Fork French Broad River
East Fork Pigeon River
East Fork of South Fork New River
East Prong Little Yadkin River
East Prong Lower Little River
East Prong Roaring River
Eastmost River
Elizabeth River
Elk River
Elkin River
Eno River
First Broad River
Fisher River
Flannery Fork
Flat River
French Broad River
Green River
Haw River
Henry Fork River
Hiwassee River
Horsepasture River
Hungry Fork
Hyco River
Jacobs Fork River
Johns River
Kephart Prong
Left Fork Raven Fork River
Left Fork Swannanoa River
Left Prong Catawba River
Left Prong South Toe River
Linville River
Little Alligator River
Little Dan River
Little East Fork Pigeon River
Little First Broad River
Little Fisher River
Little Hungry River
Little Pee Dee River
Little River (Cape Fear)
Little River (Jacobs Fork)
Little River (Neuse)
Little River (French Broad)
Little River (Eno)
Little River (New)
Little River (Roanoke)
Little River (Uwharrie)
Little Tennessee River
Little Toe River
Little Uwharrie River
Little Yadkin River
Lockwoods Folly River
Long Shoals River
Lower Little River (Catawba)
Lumber River
Lynches River
Mayo River
Meherrin River
Middle River (Roanoke)
Middle Fork French Broad River
Middle Fork Reddies River
Middle Fork of South Fork New River
Middle Little River
Middle Prong of Roaring River
Middle Prong West Fork Pigeon River
Mills River
Mitchell River
Moccasin River
Nantahala River
Neuse River
New River
New River (Mississippi)
New River (Onslow County)
New Hope River
New Lake Fork of the Alligator River
Newport River
Nolichucky River
North Flat River
North Fork Catawba River
North Fork First Broad River
North Fork French Broad River
North Fork Little River
North Fork Mills River
North Fork New River
North Fork Reddies River
North Fork Swannanoa River
North Fork Tar River
North Landing River
North Mayo River
North Pacolet River
North Prong South Fork Mitchell River
North Prong Bay River
North Prong Rocky River
North Prong White Oak River
North River
North River
North Toe River
Northeast Cape Fear River
Northwest Fork Alligator River
Northwest Prong Newport River
Northwest River
Nottely River
Nottoway River
Oconaluftee River
Old Catawba River
Pamlico River
Pasquatank River
Pee Dee River
Perquimans River
Pigeon River
Pungo River
Raven Fork River
Reddies River
Right Fork Davidson River
Right Fork Raven Fork River
Right Fork Swannanoa River
Right Hand Prong West Fork Pigeon River
Right Prong South Toe River
Roanoke River
Roaring River
Rocky River (Deep)
Rocky River (Pee Dee)
Scuppernong River
Second Broad River
Shallotte River
Smith River
South Black River
South Flat River
South Fork Catawba River
South Fork Little River
South Fork Mills River
South Fork Mitchell River
South Fork New River
South Fork Reddies River
South Mayo River
South Prong Bay River
South Prong Green River
South Prong Little River
South Prong Little River (Pee Dee)
South Prong West Brach Rocky River
South Prong White Oak River
South River
South Toe River
South Yadkin River
Southwest Fork Alligator River
Southwest Prong Newport River
Straight Fork River
Swannanoa River
Tallulah River
Tar River
Tellico River
Thompson River
Toe River
Toxaway River
Tuckasegee River
Trent River
Upper Little River (Cape Fear)
Upper Little River (Catawba)
Uwharrie River
Valley River
Waccamaw River
Watauga River
West Branch Rocky River
West Fork Eno River
West Fork Deep River
West Fork French Broad River
West Fork Linville River
West Fork Little River
West Fork Pigeon River
West Fork South River
West Fork Tuckasegee River
West Prong Little Yadkin River
West Prong Roaring River
White Oak River
Whitewater River
Wiccacon River
Yadkin River
Yadkin Pee-Dee River
Yellowstone Prong
Yeopim River





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Why is there no mention or listing of the New River on Onslow County? Does it have another name?


Dear Ms. Mossa,

Thank you for your question. You are correct in noticing that the New River in Onslow County is not specified. I have made the addition.

Mike Millner, NC Government & Heritage Library


Little First Broad River is in the alphabetical list of rivers in NC. However, when searched it does not appear with a description. Please advise the description. Thanks.


Good afternoon,

Thank you for visiting NCpedia and taking time to leave your question.

I'm sorry there is no description for the Little First Broad River.  It is a small tributary of the First Broad River, located in the northeastern tip of Rutherford County.  

According to maps indexed by Garland Stout (Charlotte, NC) the we often consult, the First Little Broad River was referred to by this name as early as 1787.  The First Broad has its headwaters in the northeastern part of Rutherford County where the First Little Broad flows into it.  Stout's index indicates that the First Broad appeared on Collet's 1770 map as the Sandy River, with the names First Broad and First Little Broad perhaps being used interchangeably between the 1770s and about 1787. You can find the map online in NCpedia at: The NC Gazetteer also mentions the First Broad --

The Little First Broad can be found on a map just south of Hwy 226 in Bostic, N.C.  Here are geo coordinates from Google Maps to give you an idea on a contemporary map -- 35.536178, -81.797802.  You can paste them into your browser to locate a map on the internet.

I hope this helps! Please let us know if we can help with anything else.

Best wishes,

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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