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Bokes Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is a tributary of the Scioto River.

Bokes Creek is named after Arthur Boke who was a hunter, scout and friend to surveyor Lucas Sullivant, the man who surveyed the area of Darby Creek and Bokes Creek. According to folk etymology, Bokes Creek derives its name from a Native American word meaning "lost", the creek being so named after an Indian lost his life in the creek. Another source maintains Boke was the name of an Indian chief.


  • Mouth: Confluence with the Scioto River west of Delaware 40°19′26″N 83°10′17″W / 40.3239496°N 83.1713027°W / 40.3239496; -83.1713027 (Bokes Creek mouth)
  • Origin: Logan County east of Rushsylvania 40°27′20″N 83°38′13″W / 40.4556093°N 83.6368746°W / 40.4556093; -83.6368746 (Bokes Creek origin)
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