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Buckeye Creek
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Buckeye Creek east of Smithburg, West Virginia
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Buckeye Creek and its watershed
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Doddridge
Physical characteristics
Main source northeast of Miletus
1,145 ft (349 m)
River mouth Middle Island Creek
Smithburg
794 ft (242 m)
Length 12.7 mi (20.4 km)
Basin features
Basin size 39.1 sq mi (101 km2)
Hydrologic Unit Code 050302010402 (USGS)

Buckeye Creek is a tributary of Middle Island Creek, 12.7 miles (20.4 km) long, in north-central West Virginia in the United States. Via Middle Island Creek and the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 39.1 square miles (101 km2) in a rural region on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau.

Buckeye Creek's course is entirely in Doddridge County. It rises near the boundary of Doddridge and Harrison counties, approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) northeast of the unincorporated community of Miletus, and flows generally west-northwestward, through Miletus and the unincorporated communities of Zinnia, Nina, and Sherwood. Downstream of Sherwood, the stream is largely paralleled by U.S. Route 50 and the North Bend Rail Trail. It joins the Meathouse Fork to form Middle Island Creek at the community of Smithburg.

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Buckeye Creek has also been known historically by the name "Buckey Fork."

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