East Branch Perkiomen Creek

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Schuylkill River watershed. East Branch Perkiomen Creek joins Perkiomen Creek east of Pottstown and northwest of Norristown in the map. Schuylkillmap.png
Schuylkill River watershed. East Branch Perkiomen Creek joins Perkiomen Creek east of Pottstown and northwest of Norristown in the map.

East Branch Perkiomen Creek is a 24.5-mile-long (39.4 km) [1] tributary of Perkiomen Creek in southeast Pennsylvania in the United States. [2]

Tributary stream or river that flows into a main stem river or lake

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater, leading the water out into an ocean.

Perkiomen Creek creek in southeastern Pennsylvania, United States

Perkiomen Creek is a 37.7-mile-long (60.7 km) tributary of the Schuylkill River in Berks, Lehigh and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania in the United States. The water course was also named Perquaminck Creek, on Thomas Holme's 1687 map.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

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The East Branch Perkiomen Creek is born in Bucks County and joins Perkiomen Creek at Schwenksville in Montgomery County. [2]

Bucks County, Pennsylvania County in Pennsylvania, United States

Bucks County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 625,249, making it the fourth-most populous county in Pennsylvania and the 99th-most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Doylestown. The county is named after the English county of Buckinghamshire or more precisely, its shortname.

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania Borough in Pennsylvania, United States

Schwenksville is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,385 at the 2010 census. It is notable for being located near the site of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The borough was founded in 1684, when the Lenni-Lenape Indians ceded to William Penn the land along the Perkiomen Creek; it was incorporated in 1903. The borough was named for George Schwenk, whose son, Jacob Schwenk, served in George Washington's army.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Montgomery County, locally also referred to as Montco, is the third-most populous county in the U.S. state of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the 71st most populous in the United States. As of 2017, the census-estimated population of the county was 826,075, representing a 3.3% increase from the 799,884 residents enumerated in the 2010 census. Montgomery County is located adjacent to and northwest of Philadelphia. The county seat is Norristown. Montgomery County is geographically diverse, ranging from farms and open land in the extreme north of the county to densely populated suburban neighborhoods in the southern and central portions of the county.

Local road signs label the creek as Branch Creek. [2] The creek passes under the Mood's covered bridge.

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Skippack Creek river in the United States of America

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Barto, Pennsylvania human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Barto is an unincorporated community situated between the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Barto is part of the Delaware Valley, located near the border with Montgomery County. Its zip code is 19504 and the West Branch Perkiomen Creek flows southeast through it to join the Perkiomen Creek in the Green Lane Reservoir.

Palm, Pennsylvania Unincorporated community in Pennsylvania, United States

Palm is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies along Pennsylvania Route 29 between Hereford and East Greenville at latitude 40.4281539 longitude −75.5329608. It is located in Upper Hanover Township and the ZIP code is 18070. The Hosensack Creek flows from the northeast into the Perkiomen Creek in the village.

Huffs Church, Pennsylvania human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Huffs Church is a village in western Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The West Branch Perkiomen Creek flows southeast through it to join the Perkiomen Creek in the Green Lane Reservoir. It is split between the Alburtis zip code of 18011 and the Barto zip code of 19504. Landhaven Bed & Breakfast is in the center of the village and includes five rooms, an antique general store, and occasional live music.

Chapel, Pennsylvania human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Chapel is a village located on Pennsylvania Route 29 and the Perkiomen Creek in Hereford Township, Berks County and Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It uses the 18070 zip code of Palm, which is located just to the southeast. It is served by the Upper Perkiomen School District and uses the area code of 215.

Landis Store is a village in District Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is drained by the West Branch Perkiomen Creek into the Perkiomen Creek in the Green Lane Reservoir. It is split between the Alburtis zip code of 18011, the Barto zip code of 19504, and the Boyertown zip code of 19512.

Center Point, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community in Worcester Township, Montgomery County at the junction of Routes 73 and 363. It is drained by the Zacharias Creek westward into the Skippack Creek, a tributary of the Perkiomen Creek. It is served by the Methacton School District and by the Collegeville, Lansdale, and Norristown post offices with the zip codes of 19426, 19446, and 19403, respectively.

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite , accessed April 1, 2011
  2. 1 2 3 Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN   0-9749692-0-6

Coordinates: 40°25′33″N75°13′06″W / 40.42593°N 75.21836°W / 40.42593; -75.21836

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