High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yadkin River is one
of the longest rivers in North Carolina. It rises in the
northwestern portion of the state near the Blue Ridge Parkway's
Thunder Hill Overlook. Several parts of the river are impounded by
dams for water, power, and flood control. The river becomes the Pee
Dee River at the confluence of the Uwharrie River. The river flows
into South Carolina near Cheraw, which is at the fall line where it
becomes the Great Pee Dee River. it is part of the yadkin-pee dee
river basin. In the upper regions of the river, Moravian settlers
from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania began the Wachovia colony in 1753.
Between then and the Revolutionary War thousands of settlers came
from Pennsylvania using the Great Wagon Road. They were of mostly
German and Scots-Irish background.
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