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Chartiers Creek
Country United States
Location Allegheny and Washington counties, Pennsylvania
Physical characteristics
River mouth Ohio River
Basin features
  • Left:
    Chartiers Run
1751 map depicting Chartiers Creek (labeled as "Shartees Cr.", at top edge of map)

Chartiers Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River in Western Pennsylvania in the United States. The creek was named after Peter Chartier, a trapper of French and Native American parentage who established a trading post at the mouth of the creek in 1743.


Chartiers Creek winds from its headwaters in Washington County through Allegheny County, where it meets the Ohio River at McKees Rocks and Pittsburgh's West End, three miles west of the Point at Pittsburgh.


(Mouth at the Ohio River)

  • Little Chartiers Creek joins Chartiers Creek at Peters Township.
  • Chartiers Run joins Chartiers Creek at the borough of Houston.
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