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Naamans Creek
Naamans Creek flowing through woods at Woods Haven Kruse Park
Naamans Creek at Woods Haven Kruse Park
Country United States
State Delaware
State Pennsylvania
County New Castle, Delaware
County Delaware, Pennsylvania
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of West Branch and East Branch Naamans Creek
Bethel Township, Pennsylvania
River mouth Delaware River
Claymont, Delaware
sea level (0 ft.)
Basin features
Progression Delaware RiverDelaware BayAtlantic Ocean
River system Delaware River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    East Branch Naamans Creek
  • Right:
    West Branch Naamans Creek
    South Branch Naamans Creek

Naamans Creek (spelled Naaman Creek on federal maps) is a tributary of the Delaware River in northeast New Castle County, Delaware and southeast Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The stream rises near the intersection of Foulk Road and Naamans Creek Road at 39°50′34″N 75°29′32″W / 39.84278°N 75.49222°W / 39.84278; -75.49222 in Bethel Township, Pennsylvania, flows through Arden, Delaware, and discharges into the Delaware River at 39°48′19″N 75°26′11″W / 39.80528°N 75.43639°W / 39.80528; -75.43639 in Claymont, Delaware. The creek is believed to be named after a Minqua chief who befriended the Swedish settlers of the area. A large tract of land along the creek was deeded to Governor Johan Risingh by chief Peminacka in 1655.

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