Hickory Creek (Delaware River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHickory Creek
|Other name(s)||Hickory Run|
|Main source||420 feet (130 m)|
|River mouth||72 feet (22 m)|
|Length||1.17 miles (1.88 km)|
|Progression||Hickory Creek → Delaware River → Delaware Bay|
|River system||Delaware River|
Pennsylvania Route 32 (River Road)
Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) and towpath
|Slope||297.44 feet per mile (56.333 m/km)|
Hickory Creek's name was due to the abundance of hickory trees in the area. It was once regarded as the border between the villages of Point Pleasant and Lower Black Eddy.
Hickory Creek is located entirely within Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Its GNIS I.D. number is 1176953. Its watershed is 1.50 square miles (3.9 km2), and meets at the Delaware River's 156.98 river mile. It rises at an elevation of 420 feet (130 m) and meets the Delaware at an elevation of 72 feet (22 m), resulting in an average slope of 297.44 feet per mile (56.333 m/km). Its U.S. Geological I.D. number is 3109.
Hickory rises near Tollgate Road, southeast of Ferry Road and flows northeast 1.17 miles (1.88 km) to the Delaware River.
Hickory Creek lies in a sliver of diabase rock which intruded into the Lockatong Formation of the Piedmont Lowland during the Jurassic and the Triassic, occurring as a sill of dense, dark gray to black and very fine grained, 90-95% labradorite and augite.
Crossings and Bridges
|Tollgate Road||48538||12 metres (39 ft)||2||2||concrete culvert||1989||-||40°24'21"N||75°4'23"W|
|Pennsylvania Route 32 (River Road)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) and towpath||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
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