Foundry Branch

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Foundry Branch
Mouth Potomac River
Location Washington, DC, US
Mouth elevation 0 feet (0 m)

Foundry Branch is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Washington, DC. The historic headwaters of the stream originate in the Tenleytown area in Northwest Washington, however at present the section of the stream north of Massachusetts Avenue is hydrologically separated from the lower section and runs through a large stormwater pipe under the daylighted portion. The daylight portion of the stream can be seen south of Massachusetts Avenue, in Glover-Archbold Park, and the stream continues to the Potomac, which drains to the Chesapeake Bay.

The stream was named for the Columbia Foundry, established in Georgetown by Henry Foxhall in 1799, along the banks of the stream which had previously been known as Deep or Mill Creek.[1]

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  1. ^ Benedetto, R.; Donovan, J.; DuVall, K. (2003). Historical Dictionary of Washington, Part 3. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-8108-4094-2. 

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Coordinates: 38°54′18″N 77°04′45″W / 38.905112°N 77.079145°W / 38.905112; -77.079145