Georges Creek (Potomac River)

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Georges Creek is a 17.6-mile-long (28.3 km)[1] tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in western Maryland. The creek has its headwaters near Frostburg and empties into the North Branch Potomac River at Westernport, all in western Allegany County. Along the Georges Creek Valley, there exists a series of small towns founded in the nineteenth century for miners' homes. The Georges Creek Valley is rich in wide veins of coal, once extracted by deep mines but still mined today through surface mining.

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

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Coordinates: 39°37′50.9″N 78°56′12.8″W / 39.630806°N 78.936889°W / 39.630806; -78.936889