Marshyhope Creek facts for kids
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Map of the rivers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the Nanticoke and its watershed highlighted and showing Marshyhope Creek.
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Nanticoke River|
|Main source||divide between Marshyhope Creek and Murderkill River
Minners Corners, Delaware
60 ft (18 m)
|River mouth||Nanticoke River
Walnut Landing, Maryland
0 ft (0 m)
|Length||41.74 mi (67.17 km)|
|River system||Nanticoke River|
|Basin size||41.74 square miles (108.1 km2)|
Marshyhope Creek is a 37.0-mile-long (59.5 km) tributary of the Nanticoke River on the Delmarva Peninsula. It rises in Kent County, Delaware, and runs through Caroline County, Maryland, and Dorchester County, Maryland.
Marshyhope Creek begins in southwestern Kent County, Delaware, near the city of Harrington, and ends at the Nanticoke River, near Sharptown, Maryland. The entire watershed is in the coastal plain and reaches sea level at Federalsburg, The head of navigation.
There are several small creeks on the western shore, including Faulkner Branch, Sullivan Branch, Capital Branch, Green Branch, and Horsepen Arm. On the eastern shore the small creeks include Tanyard Branch, Houston Branch, Jones Mill Branch, Double Fork Branch, Quarter Branch, Tomahawk Branch, and Prospect Point Branch.
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