Powell Creek (Pennsylvania)

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Powell Creek (on federal maps since 2004: Powells Creek[1]) is a 16.5-mile-long (26.6 km)[2] tributary of the Susquehanna River in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the United States.[3]

It is formed by the junction of its North and South forks southwest of Carsonville. The creek flows southwest along the northern side of Peters Mountain.

Powell Creek joins the Susquehanna River just upstream of the Clarks Ferry Bridge and the borough of Duncannon.[3]

Powell Creek was named for the Powell family who settled near its banks in about 1760.[4]

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  1. ^ "Powells Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  3. ^ a b Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  4. ^ Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania. Harrisburg Publishing Company. 1895. p. 22.