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Panther Creek
Physical characteristics
Main source Woodford County south of Minonk, Illinois
River mouth Confluence with the Mackinaw River southeast of Eureka, Illinois
630 ft (190 m)
Length 26 mi (42 km)
Basin features
Progression Panther Creek → Mackinaw → Illinois → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
GNIS ID 415347

Panther Creek is a large creek (or small river) in the U.S. state of Illinois. It rises near Minonk, and after flowing southwestward approximately 26 miles (42 km), discharges into the Mackinaw River near Eureka. The largest town in the Panther Creek drainage is El Paso, Illinois.

Panther Creek drains much of eastern Woodford County. The creek flows through a region of intense corn and soybean cultivation, formerly part of the Illinois Grande Prairie. Together with the rest of the Mackinaw River's drainage, the creek ultimately feeds the lower Illinois River.

This Panther Creek should not be confused with a much smaller Panther Creek in Cass County, which flows through the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area.

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