Ararat River

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The Ararat River is a tributary of the Yadkin River in southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina in the United States.[1] Via the Yadkin it is part of the watershed of the Pee Dee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Ararat River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Patrick County, Virginia,[2] and flows southwardly into Surry County, North Carolina, where it flows through the city of Mount Airy and joins the Yadkin River, about 5 mi (8 km) northwest of East Bend.[1] The river is stocked with brown, brook, and rainbow trout.

Variant names[edit]

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:[3]

  • Arrat River
  • Ararat Creek
  • Rentfro Creek
  • Rentfrows Creek
  • Tarrarat River

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b DeLorme (2001). North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-277-3
  2. ^ DeLorme (2005). Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-326-5
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ararat River

Coordinates: 36°35′39.0″N 80°31′36.0″W / 36.594167°N 80.526667°W / 36.594167; -80.526667