McKim Creek (West Virginia)

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McKim Creek
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McKim Creek near its mouth in Union Mills
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A map of McKim Creek and its watershed
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesTyler, Pleasants
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear McKim, Tyler County
 ⁃ coordinates39°23′27″N 80°56′09″W / 39.3909121°N 80.9359413°W / 39.3909121; -80.9359413[2]
 ⁃ elevation990 ft (300 m)[1]
MouthMiddle Island Creek
 ⁃ location
Union Mills, Pleasants County
 ⁃ coordinates
39°23′27″N 81°08′18″W / 39.3909094°N 81.1384453°W / 39.3909094; -81.1384453Coordinates: 39°23′27″N 81°08′18″W / 39.3909094°N 81.1384453°W / 39.3909094; -81.1384453[2]
 ⁃ elevation
607 ft (185 m)[2]
Length20.4 mi (32.8 km)
Basin size37.3 sq mi (97 km2)
Basin features
Hydrologic Unit Code050302010508 (USGS)

McKim Creek is a tributary of Middle Island Creek, 20.4 miles (32.8 km) long,[3] in northwestern West Virginia in the United States. Via Middle Island Creek and the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 37.3 square miles (97 km2)[4] in a rural region on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

McKim Creek rises just east of McKim in southwestern Tyler County and flows generally westward into eastern Pleasants County, through the unincorporated communities of McKim and Plum Run in Tyler County and Hebron in Pleasants County, it flows into Middle Island Creek at the community of Union Mills, 4.6 miles (7.4 km) upstream[5] of Middle Island Creek's confluence with the Ohio River in St. Marys.[6]

According to the Geographic Names Information System, McKim Creek has also been known historically by the name "McKim's Fork."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The National Map elevation for GNIS source coordinates. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for McKim Creek (Feature ID #1552036)". Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  3. ^ United States Environmental Protection Agency. "West Virginia, Little Muskingum-Middle Island Watershed". Archived from the original on 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2013-07-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset, area data for McKim Creek watershed, 12-digit Hydrologic Unit Code 050302010508. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, retrieved 2013-07-15
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset, high-resolution flowline data for Middle Island Creek between the Ohio River and McKim Creek. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed 2013-07-16
  6. ^ West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1997. p. 23. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.