Morgan Creek (Tohickon Creek tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMorgan Creek
|Other name(s)||Bog Run|
|Main source||540 feet (160 m)|
|River mouth||479 feet (146 m)|
|Length||4.88 miles (7.85 km)|
|Progression||Morgan Creek → Tohickon Creek → Delaware River → Delaware Bay|
|River system||Delaware River|
|Basin size||4.54 square miles (11.8 km2)|
|Bridges||Allentown Road (South Main Street)
Scholls School Road
Pennsylvania Route 309 (South West End Boulevard)
South Old Bethlehem Pike
Pennsylvania Route 313 (Doylestown Pike)
The stream was originally named Bog Run as it was indicated so on a draft of Elizabeth Galloway's land in 1781 and a number of other drafts by Samuel Foulke about the same time. It was named so because it ran through the wetlands today known as the Quakertown Swamp. The origin of the name Morgan Creek is unknown, but, it may have referred to General Daniel Morgan.
The Geographic Names Information System identification is 1181545. The Pennsylvania Gazatteer of Streams' identification is 03184. Morgan Creek has a watershed of 4.54 square miles (11.8 km2). The elevation of the source is approximately 530 feet (160 m) and the elevation at the mouth is 479 feet (146 m) and it meets its confluence at the Tohickon Creek's 23.0 river mile.
Morgan Creek rises in Milford Township just south of Trumbauersville at an elevation of 540 feet (160 m) and flows toward the east and slowly curves to the northeast by the time it drains into the Tohickon at an elevation of 479 feet (146 m). The stream has an average slope of 12.5 feet per mile (1.78 meters per kilometer).
- Appalachian Highlands Division
The course of Morgan Run lies in the Brunswick Formation laid down during the Jurassic and the Triassic and consists of mudstone, siltstone, along with reddish-brown, green, and brown shale. Mineralogy includes argillite and hornfels.
Crossings and Bridges
|Allentown Road (South Main Street)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Scholls School Road||7637||9 metres (30 ft)||2||2||Concrete culvert||1974||-||40°24'32.9"N||75°21'15.9"W|
|Pennsylvania Route 309 (South West End Boulevard)||6979||10 metres (33 ft)||2||1||Concrete Tee Beam||1936||1963||40°24'46.7"N||75°20'31"W|
|South Old Bethlehem Pike||7638||9 metres (30 ft)||2||1||Concrete Tee Beam||1922||1970||40°24'53.62"N||75°20'16"W|
|Pennsylvania Route 313 (Doylestown Pike)||6996||17 metres (56 ft)||2||2||Concrete Tee Beam||1930||-||40°26'17.1"N||75°18'54.5"W|
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