Conotton Creek

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Coordinates: 40°34′34″N 81°23′32″W / 40.57611°N 81.39222°W / 40.57611; -81.39222
Conotton Creek
One Leg Creek
River
Conotton Creek at Route 39.jpg
Connoton Creek flows under Ohio State Route 39 in Sherrodsville, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
Source
 - location Green Township, Harrison County
 - elevation 1,240 ft (378 m) [1]
 - coordinates 40°19′42″N 80°57′08″W / 40.32833°N 80.95222°W / 40.32833; -80.95222 [2]
Mouth Tuscarawas River
 - location Fairfield Township, Tuscarawas County
 - elevation 874 ft (266 m) [1]
 - coordinates 40°34′34″N 81°23′32″W / 40.57611°N 81.39222°W / 40.57611; -81.39222 [2]
Length 38.7 mi (62.3 km) [1]
Basin 286 sq mi (741 km2) [1]

Conotton Creek (pronounced kah-NOT-en) is a tributary of the Tuscarawas River, 38.7 miles (62.3 km) long, in eastern Ohio in the United States. Via the Tuscarawas, Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 286 square miles (741 km²) in Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The source is at 1240 feet and the mouth is at 874 feet.[1] Dover Dam, downstream on the Tuscarawas river, is normally dry, but can impound a reservoir on Conotton and tributaries to a pool elevation of 916 feet for downstream flood control by the Corp of Engineers. From its source in eastern Harrison County, Ohio the creek flows west northwest through Jewitt, Scio, Conotton, Bowerston, Leesville, Sherrodsville, New Cumberland and Somerdale before reaching its mouth in central Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway is situated in the valley. Ohio State Route 151 runs in the valley from near the source to Bowerston. Ohio State Route 212 run along the valley from Bowerston to the mouth. The Conotton Creek Trail runs from Bowerston to Jewett.

The stream was declared navigable by the Ohio legislature in 1808, but the act was repealed in 1816, probably to allow the construction of mill dams.[3]

Variant names[edit]

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Conotton Creek has also been known historically as:[2]

  • Connotten Creek
  • Connotton Creek
  • Conolton Creek
  • Conoten Creek
  • Gutgatsink Creek
  • Kannotten Creek
  • Kennottenhead Creek
  • Knottenhead Creek
  • One Leg Creek

Conotton Creek was known in the 19th century as One Leg Creek, named for an Indian who lived near its mouth.[3][4][5]


Named Tributaries and sub-Tributaries[edit]

Tributary Name[1] Flows Into[1] Source Elevation
feet
[1]
Mouth Elevation
feet
[1]
Mouth Location[6] Length
miles
[1]
Drainage Area
sq. Miles
[1]
notes
Huff Run Conotton Creek 1066 875 40°35′18″N 81°22′35″W / 40.58833°N 81.37639°W / 40.58833; -81.37639 (Huff Run) 9.9 13.9 A, Mineral City, Morges, Lindentree
Beggar Run Conotton Creek 980 879 40°33′39″N 81°19′2″W / 40.56083°N 81.31722°W / 40.56083; -81.31722 (Beggar Run) 2.7 4.45 A
Dog Run Conotton Creek 1029 880 40°32′30″N 81°18′25″W / 40.54167°N 81.30694°W / 40.54167; -81.30694 (Dog Run) 3.5 2.94 A
Indian Fork Conotton Creek 1116 887 40°31′18″N 81°17′40″W / 40.52167°N 81.29444°W / 40.52167; -81.29444 (Indian Fork) 18.9 70.3 A B Dellroy
Elliott Run Indian Fork 1040 916 40°33′58″N 81°12′38″W / 40.56611°N 81.21056°W / 40.56611; -81.21056 (Elliott Run) 3.5 4.63 B
Dellroy Creek Indian Fork 980 917 40°33′22″N 81°12′3″W / 40.55611°N 81.20083°W / 40.55611; -81.20083 (Dellroy Creek) 1.5 1.3 B
Willow Run Indian Fork 1040 919 40°33′59″N 81°11′48″W / 40.56639°N 81.19667°W / 40.56639; -81.19667 (Willow Run) 4.8 8.99 B, aka Messer Run
Pleasant Valley Run Indian Fork 1080 936 40°33′18″N 81°9′17″W / 40.55500°N 81.15472°W / 40.55500; -81.15472 (Pleasant Valley Run) 4.4 8 B, New Harrisburg
Cold Spring Run Indian Fork 1146 953 40°33′59″N 81°7′43″W / 40.56639°N 81.12861°W / 40.56639; -81.12861 (Cold Spring Run) 3.4 6.39
Town Creek Indian Fork 1120 974 40°33′52″N 81°4′58″W / 40.56444°N 81.08278°W / 40.56444; -81.08278 (Town Creek) 2.6 3.85 Carrollton
Gant Creek Indian Fork 1116 974 40°33′26″N 81°5′37″W / 40.55722°N 81.09361°W / 40.55722; -81.09361 (Gant Creek) 4.6 8.33
Thompson Run Conotton Creek 1060 903 40°30′07″N 81°14′58″W / 40.50194°N 81.24944°W / 40.50194; -81.24944 (Thompson Run) 3.5 4.11 A
Holmes Run Conotton Creek 1000 917 40°28′52″N 81°13′29″W / 40.48111°N 81.22472°W / 40.48111; -81.22472 (Holmes Run) 2.2 2.65 Leavittsville
McGuire Creek Conotton Creek 1230 920 40°28′30″N 81°13′3″W / 40.47500°N 81.21750°W / 40.47500; -81.21750 (McGuire Creek) 11.8 49.6 C
North Fork McGuire Creek McGuire Creek 1218 927 40°28′20″N 81°11′35″W / 40.47222°N 81.19306°W / 40.47222; -81.19306 (North Fork McGuire Creek) 12.6 26.6 C Petersburg
Bear Hole Run North Fork McGuire Creek 1071 948 40°30′44″N 81°8′52″W / 40.51222°N 81.14778°W / 40.51222; -81.14778 (Bear Hole Run) 2.4 2.83 C
Scott Run Conotton Creek 1200 947 40°24′59″N 81°8′39″W / 40.41639°N 81.14417°W / 40.41639; -81.14417 (Scott Run) 4.7 3.23
Dining Fork Conotton Creek 1270 974 40°24′25″N 81°6′12″W / 40.40694°N 81.10333°W / 40.40694; -81.10333 (Dining Fork) 8 14.7 Kilgore
Kirby Run Dining Fork 1235 974 40°25′23″N 81°4′57″W / 40.42306°N 81.08250°W / 40.42306; -81.08250 (Kirby Run) 3.3 3.47
Irish Creek Conotton Creek 1240 967 40°23′37″N 81°4′52″W / 40.39361°N 81.08111°W / 40.39361; -81.08111 (Irish Creek) 7.6 18.8 aka Alder Creek, Snow Creek
Lick Fork Irish Creek 1237 998 40°24′40″N 81°2′7″W / 40.41111°N 81.03528°W / 40.41111; -81.03528 (Lick Fork) 4 5.05 New Rumley
Snow Creek Irish Creek 1240 1035 40°23′37″N 81°4′52″W / 40.39361°N 81.08111°W / 40.39361; -81.08111 (Snow Creek) 3.4 4.72
Jefferson Creek Conotton Creek 1270 1116 40°22′2″N 80°59′46″W / 40.36722°N 80.99611°W / 40.36722; -80.99611 (Jefferson Creek) 4.6 6.56 Germano

Note A[edit]

Dover Dam 40°33′26″N 81°24′44″W / 40.55722°N 81.41222°W / 40.55722; -81.41222 (Dover Dam),[7] on Tuscarawas River is normally dry, but can inundate this waterway to a pool elevation of 916 feet for downstream flood control by the corps of engineers.[8]

Note B[edit]

Atwood Dam 40°31′36″N 81°17′5″W / 40.52667°N 81.28472°W / 40.52667; -81.28472 (Atwood Dam),[9] near the mouth of Indian Fork, impounds Atwood Lake to a normal pool elevation of 928 feet and a maximum elevation of 941 feet on this waterway.[8]

Note C[edit]

Leesville Dam40°28′6″N 81°11′41″W / 40.46833°N 81.19472°W / 40.46833; -81.19472 (Leesville Dam)[10] sits on McGuire Creek and impounds Leesville Lake to a normal pool elevation of 963 feet and a maximum elevation of 977.5 feet on this waterway.[8]

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