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Pennypack Creek - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 40° 02.684 W 075° 01.235
18T E 498244 N 4432722
Quick Description: One of the larger creeks that flows through Philadelphia.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 10:33:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM9NF9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:

I recently visited the Holmesburg Dam site and the NRHP Frankford Bridge, the oldest continuous use bridge in the USA, all located at this Creek. There is an excellent earthcache located here and it was from there I took the coordinates. I walked in the creek and surveyed some ruins and walked close to the bridge until the water exceeded the height of my hips.

Pennypack Creek is a creek that runs southwest through eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, lower Bucks County, and the northeast section of Philadelphia, before emptying into the Delaware River.

The creek draws its name from the Lenape word "pënëpèkw" meaning "downward-flowing water" or "deep, dead water; water without much current." Early cartographers gave various spellings for the name, including Pennishpaska, La Riviere de Pennicpacka, and Pennishpacha Kyl. In early Swedish patents it was called Pemipacka. Thomas Holme called it Dublin creek, while in later maps it is called Pennypack and Pennepack.

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