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Beaver Creek, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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Beaver Creek in Carbon County, Pennsylvania is a East-to-West running tributary of the Lehigh River giving name to and draining the southern terrains of ‹See Tfd›Beaver Meadows into Black Creek. It rises 1,500 feet (460 m) Southeast of the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Circle in ‹See Tfd›Junedale, one unincorporated village (neighborhood) of Banks Township at the Northwestern corner of Carbon County, Pennsylvania, and runs nearly due East-northeast through the center of Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania 5.74 miles (9.24 km) to the approximate centerline of ‹See Tfd›Weatherly, where it turns abruptly and runs due south 1.25 miles through the center of Weatherly where 7.0 miles (11.3 km) from its source, it merges with Quakake Creek, thereby forming ‹See Tfd›Black Creek, Pennsylvania which turns abruptly east from its origin.

History of the Region

The streams played a large role in the development of the Province of Pennsylvania as a turnpike was constructed from Lausanne along Black Creek and Beaver Creek, north from Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania to the Susquehanna River, and the developing Industrializing United States, as a 19th century transportation corridor hosting the Beaver Meadows Railroad connecting Beaver Meadows via Weatherly and Penn Haven Junction to the Lehigh Canal.

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