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Morgan Creek
Other name(s) Bog Run
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Milford, Richland
Physical characteristics
Main source 540 feet (160 m)
River mouth 479 feet (146 m)
Length 4.88 miles (7.85 km)
Basin features
Progression Morgan Creek → Tohickon CreekDelaware RiverDelaware 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)

Morgan Creek is a tributary of the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States, rising in Milford Township and empties into the Tohickon in Richland Township east of Quakertown.

History

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.

Statistics

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.

Course

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).

Geology

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

Crossing NBI Number Length Lanes Spans Material/Design Built Reconstructed Latitude Longitude
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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