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For other places known as Hickory Creek, see Hickory Creek.
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Hickory Creek
Other name(s) Hickory Run
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Plumstead
Physical characteristics
Main source 420 feet (130 m)
River mouth 72 feet (22 m)
Length 1.17 miles (1.88 km)
Basin features
Progression Hickory Creek → Delaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Bridges Wismer Road
Tollgate Road
Pennsylvania Route 32 (River Road)
Pennsylvania Canal (Delaware Division) and towpath
Slope 297.44 feet per mile (56.333 m/km)

Hickory Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the United States.


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

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
Wismer Road - - - - - - - - -
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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