Tenmile Creek (Pennsylvania) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTenmile Creek
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Monongahela River|
|Country||United States of America|
|Main source||divide between Tenmile Creek and Chartiers Creek
about 2 miles west of Lagonda, Pennsylvania
1,290 ft (390 m)
|River mouth||Monongahela River
763 ft (233 m)
|Length||35.15 mi (56.57 km)|
|River system||Monongahela River|
|Basin size||337.91 square miles (875.2 km2)|
Tenmile Creek was so named on account of frequent branches, occurring about every 10 miles (16 km).
According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:
- Ten Mile Creek
- Ten-Mile Creek
The major tributary of Tenmile Creek is South Fork Tenmile Creek, which rises in western Greene County and flows generally east entering Tenmile Creek at Clarksville, Pennsylvania. The watershed is roughly 24% agricultural, 68% forested and the rest is other uses.
South Fork Tenmile Creek has a number of smaller tributarties, including Grimes Run on the left, which rises in central Greene County and flows southeast entering South Fork Tenmile Creek northeast of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The watershed is roughly 15% agricultural, 74% forested and the rest is other uses.
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