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Chartiers Creek
1751 map of Chartiers Creek
1751 map depicting Chartiers Creek (labeled as "Shartees Cr.", at top edge of map)
Map of Chartiers Creek mouth location
Map of Chartiers Creek mouth location
Map of Chartiers Creek mouth location
Map of Chartiers Creek mouth location
Location of Chartiers Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Ohio River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
City Washington
Borough Canonsburg
McKees Rocks
Physical characteristics
Main source Fork of Bane Creek divide
about 0.25 miles north of Van Buren, Pennsylvania
1,220 ft (370 m)
40°05′05″N 080°17′16″W / 40.08472°N 80.28778°W / 40.08472; -80.28778
River mouth Ohio River
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
710 ft (220 m)
40°27′54″N 080°03′10″W / 40.46500°N 80.05278°W / 40.46500; -80.05278
Length 47.60 mi (76.60 km)
Basin features
Progression generally northeast
River system Ohio River
Basin size 277.42 square miles (718.5 km2)
  • Left:
    Georges Run
    Chartiers Run
    McPherson Creek
    Coal Run
    Millers Run
    Thoms Run
    Robinson Run
    Campbells Run
  • Right:
    Catfish Creek
    Little Chartiers Creek
    Brush Run
    McLaughlin Run
    Painters Run
    Scrubgrass Run
    Whiskey Run
Waterbodies Reservoir #2
Bridges PA 18 (x4), Farmer Lane, Old Scales Road, Vaneal Drive, Mounts Road, Jolly School Road, Old Plank Road, PA 18, Walker Lane, PA 18, Ridgewood Drive, US 40, I-70, Caldwell Avenue, Jessop Place, W Wylie Avenue, Woodland Avenue, PA 844, Wallace Lane, PA 18, Oak Grove Road, N Main Street Ext., Country Club Road, Pike Street, Racetrack Road, Vandale Drive, S. Johnson Road, S Main Street, Strabane Avenue, S. Jefferson Avenue, S Central Avenue, Morganza Road, Curry Avenue, Curry Hill Road, Southpoint Boulevard, I-79, Morganza Road, Atlas Lane, Maple Lane, Georgetown Road, Boyce Road, Mayview Road, PA 50, I-79, Prestley Road, Steen Road, I-79, PA 50, Greentree Road, Washington Avenue, Carothers Avenue, W Main Street, Chestnut Street, I-376, Rutgers Road, Stubenville Pike, Wind Gap Bridge, PA 51, W Carson Street

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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