Cabin Creek (West Virginia)

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Cabin Creek
Cabin Creek near Ronda
Country United States
State West Virginia
Counties Fayette, Kanawha
 - location south-southwest of Coalfield
 - elevation 2,311 ft (704 m) [1]
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Mouth Kanawha River
 - location Cabin Creek
 - elevation 591 ft (180 m) [2]
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Length 22.7 mi (37 km)
Basin 73 sq mi (189 km2)
Hydrologic Unit Code 0505000602 (USGS)
A map of Cabin Creek and its watershed

Cabin Creek is a tributary of the Kanawha River, 22.7 miles (36.5 km) long,[3] in West Virginia in the United States. Via the Kanawha and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 72.6 square miles (188 km2)[4] in a coal mining region on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Cabin Creek rises in western Fayette County, approximately 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south-southwest of Coalfield. It flows in southern Kanawha County for most of its course, north-northwestward through the unincorporated communities of Republic, Carbon, Decota, Laing, Quarrier, Holly, Leewood, Eskdale, Ohley, Coal, Giles, Dawes, Miami, Sharon, Ronda, and Dry Branch, to the community of Cabin Creek, where it flows into the Kanawha River. The creek is paralleled by county roads for most of its course, and additionally by the West Virginia Turnpike from Giles to its mouth.[5][6]

Cabin Creek was named for a nearby pioneer's cabin which was raided by Indians in the 1740s.[7]

See also


  1. The National Map elevation for GNIS source coordinates. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Cabin Creek (Feature ID #1536826)". Retrieved 2013-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. United States Environmental Protection Agency. "West Virginia, Upper Kanawha Watershed". Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset, area data for Cabin Creek watershed, 10-digit Hydrologic Unit Code 0505000602. The National Map, retrieved 2013-11-14
  5. The National Map, accessed 2013-11-15
  6. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 52-53. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 146.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>