South River (North Carolina)

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For the tidal estuary in Carteret County, North Carolina, see South River (Neuse River estuary).

For other places named South River, see South River (disambiguation).

the South River near Autryville

The South River is a tributary of the Black River, approximately 84 mi (121 km) long, in southeastern North Carolina in the United States.

It rises 2 miles Northeast of Falcon, North Carolina on the Cumberland and Sampson County line at the confluence of Mingo Swamp and the smaller Black River. The smaller Black River flows 30 miles from northeastern Harnett County, in Angier and approximately 25 mi (40 km) south of Raleigh. The smaller Black River flows SSE past Benson, then SSW passing west of Dunn. East of Fayetteville, the South River turns SSE and joins the larger Black River near Ivanhoe, North Carolina approximately 30 mi (48 km) northwest of Wilmington.

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Coordinates: 34°57′31″N 76°35′50″W / 34.95861°N 76.59722°W / 34.95861; -76.59722