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Paw Creek Watershed
Location: West-central Mecklenburg County

A unique creek: One of about twelve named Mecklenburg County creeks shown on a hand-drawn map of the region created in 1789.

Name game: On some maps, Ticer Branch is listed as Tiger Branch.

Approximate square miles of land: 19.97 square miles

Estimated population:

 Paw Creek tank farm
Paw Creek petroleum "tank farm"

1990

2000

2010

15,018

16,542

20,315


Drains into: Catawba River

Creeks and named tributaries in the watershed: Paw Creek, Paw Creek Tributary #1, Paw Creek Tributary #2, Ticer Branch

Miles of perennial streams (always have water): 23.866

Impaired streams: None

Number of structures (800 square feet or larger) in the regulated floodplain: 110 buildings are located in the floodplain 
 Paw Creek vicinity map

Land Use:

Woods

Bare

Residential

Institutional

Industrial

Commercial

Water

Roads

34.1%

16.8%

30.2%

2.0%

7.6%

1.7%

3.6%

4.0


Landmarks: Junction of I-85 and I-485 (west side)

Larger neighborhoods/areas: Pawtuckett, Thomasboro, Hoskins, Wildwood

Zip Codes: 28208, 28214, 28278

Schools:

Name

Address

Pawtuckett Elementary

8701 Moores Chapel Rd

Tuckaseegee Elementary

2028 Little Rock Rd

Allenbrook Elementary

1430 Allenbrook Dr

Thomasboro Elementary

538 Bradford Dr

Berryhill Elementary School

10501 Windy Grove Rd

West Mecklenburg High

7400 Tuckaseegee Rd

Wilson Middle

7020 Tuckaseegee Rd


Parks/greenways:

Name

Address

BERRYHILL NATURE PRESERVE

10334 WALKERS FERRY RD

GATEWAY COMMUNITY PARK

9701 WILKINSON BV

CROSSRIDGE ROAD NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

CROSSRIDGE RD

EAGLES LANDING NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

EAGLES LANDING DR

GATEWAY NATURE PRESERVE

9701 WILKINSON BV

MARMAC ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

TUCKASEEGEE RD

WEST MECK NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

WESTERWOOD DR

ROBERT L. SMITH REGIONAL PARK

1604 LITTLE ROCK RD

TEDDINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD PARK

5517 FREEDOM DR


Greenway

Status

Paw Creek Greenway

Proposed


Paw Creek Watershed map


Familiar sites in the Paw Creek Watershed:

West Meck High School sign
West Meck High 

 

Paw Creek
Paw Creek