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Buffalo Creek
Country United States
Physical characteristics
River mouth 745 ft (227 m)
Basin features
River system Allegheny River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Patterson Creek, Marrowbone Run, Sipes Run, Pine Run
  • Right:
    Little Buffalo Run, Rough Run, Cornplanter Run, Little Buffalo Creek

Buffalo Creek is a tributary of the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Butler counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Buffalo Creek joins the Allegheny River at the borough of Freeport.

Tributaries

(Mouth at the Allegheny River)

  • Little Buffalo Creek
    • Sarver Run
  • Pine Run
  • Cornplanter Run
  • Rough Run
    • North Branch Rough Run
      • Sarver Run
  • Marrowbone Run
  • Patterson Creek
    • Long Run
  • Little Buffalo Run
Tributaries of Buffalo Creek
Name Number Bank Mouth Political subdivision Source Political subdivision
Buffalo Creek 0 Right 40°40′11″N 79°41′34″W / 40.66972°N 79.69278°W / 40.66972; -79.69278 (elev. 745 feet (227 m)) Freeport 40°56′46″N 79°47′19″W / 40.94611°N 79.78861°W / 40.94611; -79.78861 Oakland Township, Butler County
Little Buffalo Run 1 Right 40°51′55″N 79°42′06″W / 40.86528°N 79.70167°W / 40.86528; -79.70167 (elev. 1,079 feet (329 m)) Clearfield Township, Butler County 40°50′27″N 79°47′32″W / 40.84083°N 79.79222°W / 40.84083; -79.79222 Summit Township, Butler County
Patterson Creek 2 Left 40°51′06″N 79°38′17″W / 40.85167°N 79.63806°W / 40.85167; -79.63806 (elev. 988 feet (301 m)) West Franklin Township, Armstrong County 40°57′11″N 79°40′51″W / 40.95306°N 79.68083°W / 40.95306; -79.68083 Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County
Long Run 2.1 Left 40°52′03″N 79°38′15″W / 40.86750°N 79.63750°W / 40.86750; -79.63750 (elev. 1,017 feet (310 m)) West Franklin Township, Armstrong County 40°54′31″N 79°35′33″W / 40.90861°N 79.59250°W / 40.90861; -79.59250 Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County
Marrowbone Run 3 Left 40°47′37″N 79°39′06″W / 40.79361°N 79.65167°W / 40.79361; -79.65167 (elev. 948 feet (289 m)) North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County 40°46′50″N 79°37′15″W / 40.78056°N 79.62083°W / 40.78056; -79.62083 North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County
Rough Run 4 Right 40°47′05″N 79°41′16″W / 40.78472°N 79.68778°W / 40.78472; -79.68778 (elev. 873 feet (266 m)) North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County 40°49′13″N 79°48′14″W / 40.82028°N 79.80389°W / 40.82028; -79.80389 Summit Township, Butler County
North Branch Rough Run 4.1 Right 40°48′18″N 79°43′44″W / 40.80500°N 79.72889°W / 40.80500; -79.72889 (elev. 1,043 feet (318 m)) Winfield Township, Butler County 40°50′19″N 79°45′19″W / 40.83861°N 79.75528°W / 40.83861; -79.75528 Clearfield Township, Butler County
Sarver Run 4.1.1 Right 40°48′40″N 79°43′55″W / 40.81111°N 79.73194°W / 40.81111; -79.73194 (elev. 1,060 feet (320 m)) Winfield Township, Butler County 40°49′55″N 79°45′29″W / 40.83194°N 79.75806°W / 40.83194; -79.75806 Clearfield Township, Butler County
Sipes Run 5 Left 40°46′09″N 79°40′22″W / 40.76917°N 79.67278°W / 40.76917; -79.67278 (elev. 856 feet (261 m)) South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County 40°47′09″N 79°40′28″W / 40.78583°N 79.67444°W / 40.78583; -79.67444 North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County
Cornplanter Run 6 Right 40°45′16″N 79°40′21″W / 40.75444°N 79.67250°W / 40.75444; -79.67250 (elev. 846 feet (258 m)) South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County 40°46′19″N 79°44′06″W / 40.77194°N 79.73500°W / 40.77194; -79.73500 Winfield Township, Butler County
Pine Run 7 Left 40°43′59″N 79°40′46″W / 40.73306°N 79.67944°W / 40.73306; -79.67944 (elev. 830 feet (250 m)) South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County 40°46′33″N 79°37′33″W / 40.77583°N 79.62583°W / 40.77583; -79.62583 North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County
Little Buffalo Creek 8 Right 40°42′32″N 79°42′08″W / 40.70889°N 79.70222°W / 40.70889; -79.70222 (elev. 801 feet (244 m)) Buffalo Township, Butler County 40°47′43″N 79°47′46″W / 40.79528°N 79.79611°W / 40.79528; -79.79611 Jefferson Township, Butler County
Sarver Run 8.1 Right 40°43′10″N 79°44′49″W / 40.71944°N 79.74694°W / 40.71944; -79.74694 (elev. 965 feet (294 m)) Buffalo Township, Butler County 40°46′32″N 79°47′50″W / 40.77556°N 79.79722°W / 40.77556; -79.79722 Jefferson Township, Butler County

Cornplanter Run

Cornplanter Run is a stream located just 5.6 miles from Freeport in South Buffalo township. It was once known as Cornplanter's Run, named for Chief Cornplanter whose people once resided near its mouth where they raised corn.

Political subdivisions

Buffalo Creek traverses the following political subdivisions, given in the order encountered traveling downstream.

  • Oakland Township, Butler County
  • Clearfield Township, Butler County
  • West Franklin Township, Armstrong County
  • North Buffalo Township, Armstrong County
  • South Buffalo Township, Armstrong County
  • Buffalo Township, Butler County
  • Freeport
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