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Core Creek
Other name(s) Coar Creek, Koar Creek, Ye Old Mans Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Lower Makefield, Middletown
Physical characteristics
Main source 280 feet (85 m)
River mouth 66 feet (20 m)
Length 7.24 miles (11.65 km)
Basin features
Progression Core Creek → Neshaminy CreekDelaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware Bay
Basin size 9.77 square miles (25.3 km2)
Landmarks Garden of Reflection, Core Creek Park
Waterbodies Silver Lake, Lake Luxembourg
Slope 29.56 feet per mile (5.598 m/km)

Core Creek is a tributary of the Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Rising in Lower Makefield Township, it flows in the Stockton Formation until it meets its confluence with the Neshaminy in Middletown Township. At one time it powered seven mills along its length.

Statistics

The watershed of Core Creek is approximately 9.77 square miles (25.3 km2), part of the Delaware River watershed, and meets at the Neshaminy Creek's 14.30 river mile. The Geographic Names Information System I.D. is 1172452.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey I.D. is 02543.

History

An old document in the Library of the Bucks County Historical Society at one time dated "the 3 day of ye 7th month of 1696," the report of a jury appointed by the Court of Bucks County to lay out "a road (viz a cart road) from new towne [Newtown] to ye ferry at Gilbert Wheeler's." At one time there were seven mills along the creek.

Course

Core Creek rises in the northwestern portion of Lower Makefield Township, oriented east, the southeast, then is oriented southwest for some distance, passing into Middletown Township until it passes through Core Creek Park as it passes through Lake Luxembourg, created in 1975. After the lake, it continues southwest until it meets with the Neshaminy Creek.

Geology

Core creek lies within the Stockton Formation, a bedrock of sandstone, arkosic sandstone, shale, siltstone, and mudstone deposited during the Triassic.

Municipalities

Crossings and Bridges

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Pennsylvania Route 413 (Langhorne Newtown Road) 40951 20 metres (66 ft) 3 1 Prestressed box beam or girders-multiple 2000 - 40°11'26.6"N 74°55'36"W
Park Road
Woodbourne Road 7245 13 metres (43 ft) 2 1 Prestressed concrete box beam or girder-single or spread 1976 - 40°12'42.2"N 74°54'26.89"W
Pennsylvania Route 332 (Newtown Yardley Road, Newtown Bypass) 7007 43 metres (141 ft) 4 1 Prestressed concrete stringer/multi-beam or girder 1990 - 40°13'54"N 74°54'6"W
Lindenhurst Road 7307 13 metres (43 ft) 2 1 Prestressed concrete box beam or girders-single or spread 1966 - 40°14'7.8"N 74°53'46.5"W
Quarry Road
Woodside Road
Lindenhurst Road 41240 6 metres (20 ft) 2 2 Culvert 2001 - 40°15'24.5"N 74°53'50.48"W
Pennsylvania Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road)
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