Dogue Creek

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Coordinates: 38°42′36″N 77°07′58″W / 38.7099°N 77.1328°W / 38.7099; -77.1328

Dogue Creek
Mouth Potomac River
Location Fairfax County, Virginia, US
Length 8.5 miles (13.7 km)
Mouth elevation 0 feet (0 m)

Dogue Creek is an 8.5-mile-long (13.7 km)[1] tributary of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, named for the Doeg Indians. The lower 3 miles (5 km) of the creek form a tidal embayment of the Potomac to the east of Fort Belvoir.

Variant names[edit]

The Board on Geographic Names decided upon Dogue Creek as the stream's official name in 1892. Previously, it had been known by the following names according to the Geographic Names Information System:

  • Doag Creek
  • Doeg Creek
  • Dog's Creek
  • Dogue Run
  • Epsewassen Creek
  • Epsewasson
  • Hopkins' Creek
  • Epsewasson Creek
  • Hopkins Creek

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011