Threemile Creek (Licking River)

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Threemile Creek is a stream in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. [1] It is a tributary of the Licking River.

Campbell County, Kentucky County in the United States

Campbell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 90,336. Its county seats are Alexandria and Newport. The county was formed on December 17, 1794, from sections of Scott, Harrison, and Mason Counties and was named for Colonel John Campbell (1735–1799), a Revolutionary War soldier and Kentucky legislator.

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The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Licking River (Kentucky) tributary of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky in the United States

The Licking River is a partly navigable, 303-mile-long (488 km) tributary of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky in the United States. The river and its tributaries drain much of the region of northeastern Kentucky between the watersheds of the Kentucky River to the west and the Big Sandy River to the east. The North Fork Licking River, in Pendleton County, Kentucky is one of its tributaries.

Threemile Creek was so named from the fact it is both three miles (4.8 km) long and three miles from the Ohio River. [2]

Ohio River river in the midwestern United States

The Ohio River is a 981-mile (1,579 km) long river in the midwestern United States that flows southwesterly from western Pennsylvania south of Lake Erie to its mouth on the Mississippi River at the southern tip of Illinois. It is the second largest river by discharge volume in the United States and the largest tributary by volume of the north-south flowing Mississippi River that divides the eastern from western United States. The river flows through or along the border of six states, and its drainage basin includes parts of 15 states. Through its largest tributary, the Tennessee River, the basin includes several states of the southeastern U.S. It is the source of drinking water for three million people.

A defensive position originally called Threemile Creek Battery was built in 1861 as part of the Defense of Cincinnati in the Civil War and it took its name from the nearby creek. [3]

Defense of Cincinnati

The Defense of Cincinnati occurred during what is now referred to as the Confederate Heartland Offensive or Kentucky Campaign of the American Civil War, from September 1 through September 13, 1862, when Cincinnati, Ohio was threatened by Confederate forces.

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  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Threemile Creek (Licking River)
  2. The Filson Club History Quarterly. Filson Club. 1990. p. 446.
  3. Tenkotte, Paul A.; Claypool, James C. (5 February 2015). The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky. p. 194. ISBN   978-0-8131-5996-6.