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Toms Creek (Monocacy River tributary)
Monocacy River watershed
Country United States
State Pennsylvania, Maryland
Counties Adams, Frederick
Physical characteristics
River mouth Monocacy River
Basin features
  • Left:
    Copper Run, Flat Run, Middle Creek
  • Right:
    Miney Branch, Friends Creek, Turkey Creek
Namesakes Toms Creek Hundred

Toms Creek is a 20.8-mile-long (33.5 km) tributary of the Monocacy River in Pennsylvania and Maryland in the United States. Via the Monocacy River, it is part of the Potomac River watershed, flowing to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The creek rises on South Mountain in southwestern Adams County, Pennsylvania, and flows south, then southeast, through Iron Springs and Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, and past Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Intersections, north-to-south
Intersection Location/Description Coordinates
Perennial flow 39°47′41″N 77°26′46″W / 39.79466°N 77.44608°W / 39.79466; -77.44608
Bridge 1836 roadway bridge
Populated place Maria Furnace
Bridge 1888 B&H RR (replaced 1912 by the Auburn Shale Brick Company of Gettysburg) 39°46′21″N 77°24′35″W / 39.772485°N 77.409848°W / 39.772485; -77.409848
Bridge covered Burr arch 39°46′1″N 77°23′13″W / 39.76694°N 77.38694°W / 39.76694; -77.38694 (Jacks Mountain Covered Bridge)
Confluence Miney Branch 39°44′10″N 77°22′07″W / 39.73615°N 77.36874°W / 39.73615; -77.36874
PA/MD state line
Confluence Middle Creek
Mouth Monocacy River
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