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LeBoeuf Creek
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Location of the mouth of LeBoeuf Creek in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Physical characteristics
Main source Summit Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
1,420 ft (430 m)
42°1′46″N 80°3′46″W / 42.02944°N 80.06278°W / 42.02944; -80.06278
River mouth French Creek
Mill Village, Erie County, Pennsylvania
1,160 ft (350 m)
41°54′8″N 79°59′9″W / 41.90222°N 79.98583°W / 41.90222; -79.98583
Length 18.0 mi (29.0 km)
Basin features
Basin size 63.6 sq mi (165 km2)
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    East Branch LeBoeuf Creek

LeBoeuf Creek is an 18-mile (29 km) long tributary of French Creek in Erie County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It has a drainage basin of 63.6 square miles (165 km2).


LeBoeuf Creek originates in Summit Township and meanders south before crossing under U.S. Route 19. Its East Branch tributary originates in Greene Township and flows south until meets with the main branch in Waterford Township. In Waterford, it passes under the Waterford Covered Bridge and heads west, back under US 19 and flows into Lake LeBoeuf. Lake LeBoeuf empties into LeBoeuf Creek at its southern end. The creek crosses under US 19 again and continues south where empties into French Creek near Mill Village.


The creek was named for the buffalo at its banks seen by early French pioneers.

In 1753, Fort Le Boeuf was built by Paul Marin de la Malgue along the banks of LeBoeuf Creek, near present-day Waterford, to help protect French interests in the Ohio Country from the British. George Washington was sent by British to Fort Le Boeuf to deliver a message to the French that demanded that they leave the Ohio Country.

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