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Carroll Creek
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Carroll Creek in Frederick, Maryland
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Watershed map showing Carroll Creek
Native name Walkwaki Methtegui
Country United States
State Maryland
Cities Frederick, Tuscarora
Physical characteristics
Main source Tuscarora, MD
River mouth Monocacy River
Frederick, MD
Length 8.3 mi (13.4 km)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Culler Lake
  • Right:
    Rock Creek (Potomac River)

Carroll Creek is an 8.3-mile-long (13.4 km) tributary of the Monocacy River in Frederick County, Maryland. The headwaters of the creek are located on the eastern slopes of Catoctin Mountain, southeast of Gambrill State Park. The stream runs roughly east through the city of Frederick to the Monocacy, which drains to the Potomac River. The Shawnee Indians, who called the Monocacy River Monnockkesey (which translates as “river with many bends”), named Carroll Creek Walkwaki Methtegui, (which translates as "down in the gully creek").

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