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Marshyhope Creek
Marshyhope Creek
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
Country United States
State Delaware
Counties Kent (DE)
Sussex (DE)
Caroline (MD)
Dorchester (MD)
Physical characteristics
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)
  • Average rate:
    253.65 cu ft/s (7.183 m3/s) at mouth with Nanticoke River
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Nanticoke River
Basin size 41.74 square miles (108.1 km2)
  • Left:
    Black Arm Prong
    Prospect Branch
    Tomahawk Branch
    Quarter Branch
    Double Fork
    Stafford Ditch
    Iron Mine Branch
    Jones Mill Branch
    Jones Branch
    Houston Branch
    Twiford Meadow Ditch
    Tanyard Branch
    Miles Branch
    Davis Millpond Branch
    Puckum Branch
    Becky Taylor Branch
    Messick Ditch
  • Right:
    Beaverdam Branch
    Green Branch
    Cattail Branch
    Short and Hall Branch
    Tommy Wright Branch
    Sullivan Branch
    Faulkner Branch
    Wrights branch
    Mill Creek
    Spears Creek
    Big Indian Creek
    Beach Branch
    Stony Bar Creek
    Big Creek

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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