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Tenmile Creek
Tenmile Creek (Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Tenmile Creek (Pennsylvania)
Tenmile Creek (Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Tenmile Creek (Pennsylvania)
Location of Tenmile Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Monongahela River
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Tenmile Creek and Chartiers Creek
about 2 miles west of Lagonda, Pennsylvania
1,290 ft (390 m)
40°07′01″N 080°19′25″W / 40.11694°N 80.32361°W / 40.11694; -80.32361
River mouth Monongahela River
Millsboro, Pennsylvania
763 ft (233 m)
39°59′04″N 079°59′57″W / 39.98444°N 79.99917°W / 39.98444; -79.99917
Length 35.15 mi (56.57 km)
Basin features
Progression southeast
River system Monongahela River
Basin size 337.91 square miles (875.2 km2)

Tenmile Creek is a stream in Washington and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a tributary of the Monongahela River.

Tenmile Creek was so named on account of frequent branches, occurring about every 10 miles (16 km).

Variant names

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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