Pigeon House Branch is a 2.88 mi (4.63 km) long tributary to Crabtree Creek in Wake County, North Carolina and is classed as a 2nd order stream on the EPA waters geoviewer site.[3]

Pigeon House Branch
Tributary to Crabtree Creek
Pigeon House Branch is located in North Carolina
Pigeon House Branch
Location of Pigeon House Branch mouth
Pigeon House Branch is located in the United States
Pigeon House Branch
Pigeon House Branch (the United States)
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Physical characteristics
Sourcedivide between Pigeon House Branch and Rocky Branch
 • locationRaleigh, North Carolina
 • coordinates35°47′20″N 078°38′40″W / 35.78889°N 78.64444°W / 35.78889; -78.64444[1]
 • elevation280 ft (85 m)
MouthCrabtree Creek
 • location
Raleigh, North Carolina
 • coordinates
35°48′16″N 078°36′32″W / 35.80444°N 78.60889°W / 35.80444; -78.60889Coordinates: 35°48′16″N 078°36′32″W / 35.80444°N 78.60889°W / 35.80444; -78.60889[1]
 • elevation
190 ft (58 m)[1]
Length2.88 mi (4.63 km)[2]
Basin size4.69 square miles (12.1 km2)[3]
 • locationCrabtree Creek
 • average5.29 cu ft/s (0.150 m3/s) at mouth with Crabtree Creek[3]
Basin features
ProgressionCrabtree CreekNeuse RiverPamlico SoundAtlantic Ocean
River systemNeuse River
 • rightCemetery Branch
BridgesWade Avenue, US 1/401, Old Louisburg Road, Crabtree Boulevard


Pigeon House Branch rises in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina then flows northeast to meet Crabtree Creek just upstream of Bridges Branch. It is one of the more developed tributaries with less than 1% of the watershed considered to be forested.


Pigeon House Branch drains 4.69 square miles (12.1 km2) of area that is underlaid by Raleigh Gneiss geology.[4] The watershed receives an average of 46.7 in/year of precipitation and has a wetness index of 433.76.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "GNIS Detail - Pigeon House Branch". geonames.usgs.gov. US Geological Survey. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS Web Application". epa.maps.arcgis.com. US EPA. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Pigeon House Branch Watershed Report". Waters Geoviewer. US EPA. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Wake County Geologic Map". www.arcgis.com. North Carolina Geological Survey. Retrieved September 18, 2019.

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