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Bowmans Creek
Bowmans Creek north of Clinton Road, north of the hamlet of Sprout Brook
Country United States
State New York
Region Central New York Region
County Montgomery
Towns Minden, Canajoharie
Physical characteristics
Main source Unnamed field
West of Hessville, New York
42°52′36″N 74°43′31″W / 42.8767397°N 74.7251456°W / 42.8767397; -74.7251456
River mouth Canajoharie Creek
East of Sprout Brook, New York
715 ft (218 m)
42°50′58″N 74°40′39″W / 42.8495178°N 74.6773661°W / 42.8495178; -74.6773661
Basin features
Basin size 6.2 sq mi (16 km2)

Bowmans Creek is a river in Montgomery County, New York. It begins west of the hamlet of Hessville and just south of the hamlet of Ripple Corners. It then flows in a mostly southeast direction for a few miles passing through the hamlet of Sprout Brook before flowing into the Canajoharie Creek just east of the hamlet of Sprout Brook.


The river is named after Jacob Bowman, an early settler in the area. Around 1760 he bought a large tract of land near the creek. A number of Mr. Bowman's descendants reside in the area still.


Bowmans Creek west of Hessville near the source

Bowmans Creek begins west of the hamlet of Hessville and starts flowing eastward.

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