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Long Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Back Creek
Country United States
State Maryland
County Cecil (MD)
New Castle (DE)
Physical characteristics
Main source Belltown Run divide
Marabou Meadows, Delaware
82 ft (25 m)
River mouth Back Creek
Dans, Maryland
0 ft (0 m)
Length 6.28 mi (10.11 km)
  • Average rate:
    10.17 cu ft/s (0.288 m3/s) at mouth with Back Creek
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Elk River
Basin size 7.99 square miles (20.7 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Frazer Road, Woods Road, Augustine Hermann Highway, Boatyard Road

Long Creek is a 6.28 mi (10.11 km) long 2nd order tributary to Back Creek in Cecil County, Maryland.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Long Branch
  • Margarets Creek


Long Creek rises on the Belltown Run divide at Marabou Meadows in New Castle County, Delaware. Long Creek then flows southwest into Maryland to meet Back Creek at Dans, Maryland.


Long Creek drains 7.99 square miles (20.7 km2) of area, receives about 45.4 in/year of precipitation, has a topographic wetness index of 558.56 and is about 18.3% forested.

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