Geddes Run (Tohickon Creek tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGeddes Run
|Main source||555 feet (169 m)
|River mouth||82 feet (25 m)
|Length||5.21 miles (8.38 km)|
|Progression||Geddes Run → Tohickon Creek → Delaware River → Delaware Bay|
|River system||Delaware River|
|Basin size||4.94 square miles (12.8 km2)|
Belmont Manor Drive
Old Durham Road
Pennsylvania Route 412 (Durham Road)
Tohickon Hill Road
|Slope||90.79 feet per mile (17.195 m/km)|
The first inhabitants of the area of Geddes run were the Lenape people. Many artifacts have been found including 'turtlebacks' fashioned by the Lenape people from a quarry in the area of Geddes Run. The region became part of the Walking Purchase of the family of William Penn in 1737.
On 24 August 1891, a storm occurred, which was officially measured in Doylestown at 5.21 inches (13.2 cm) in 24 hours caused Geddes Run to flood resulting in severe damage in Point Pleasant including the destruction of the Solomon Fulmer store and severe damage to the covered bridge over the Tohickon Creek.
Geddes Run is 5.21 miles (8.38 km) long, and a watershed of 4.94 square miles (12.8 km2), part of the Delaware River watershed. It rises at an elevation of 555 feet (169 m) and its mouth elevation is 82 feet (25 m) resulting in an average slope of 90.79 feet per mile (17.195 m/km). The GNIS I.D. number is 1175497, the U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey code number is 03111. Geddes Run meets its confluence at the Tohickon Creek's 0.30 river mile.
Geddes Run is northeast oriented for about half its length, then it turns to the southeast for a short distance then, as it turns back northeast, it picks up an unnamed tributary. It reaches the Tohickon Creek in Pleasant Valley about 1,500 feet (460 m) before the Tohickon flows into the Delaware River.
- Appalachian Highlands Division
Crossings and Bridges
|Belmont Manor Drive||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Old Durham Road||7634||10||1||1||Steel stringer/multi-beam or girder||1950||-||40°24'2.2"N||75°7'16.1"W|
|Pennsylvania Route 413 (Durham Road)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Groveland Road||7548||7||2||1||Continuous concrete stringer/multi-beam or girder||1937||-||40°24'56.7"N||75°5'42.7"W|
|Tohickon Hill Road||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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