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Scotts Creek
Other name(s) Sepaessing Kijl
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Falls
Physical characteristics
Main source 10 feet (3.0 m)
River mouth 7 metres (23 ft)
Length 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Basin features
Progression Scotts Creek → Delaware RiverDelaware Bay
River system Delaware River
Landmarks Pennsbury Manor
Waterbodies Van Sciver Lake
Manor Lake
Bridges Tyburn Road
Bordentown Road
Pennsbury Memorial Road

Scotts Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River contained wholly within Falls Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and drains at the Delaware's 124.10 river mile.


On a map by Lindeström in 1654-1656, Scotts Creek was known as Sepaessing Kijl. Sepaessing was a Native American word meaning 'plum tree' and the term Kijl was a Swedish term meaning river or creek. Because of the excavations of the Warner Company, Scotts Creek retains little of its original characteristics. Most of it is contained within Manor Lake and Van Sciver Lake.


Scotts Creek was entered into the Geographic Names Information System of the U.S. Geological Survey on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1187173, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey I.D. is 02926.


The current source of Scotts Creek is Van Sciver Lake, flowing south through Manor Lake on to the Delaware River's 124.10 river mile.


  • Falls Township

Crossings and Bridges

  • Pennsbury Memorial Road
  • Bordentown Road
  • Tyburn Road
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