Leading Creek (Ohio)
Leading Creek in Rutland Township in 2007
|- left||Little Leading Creek|
|- location||Lee Township, Athens County|
|- elevation||820 ft (250 m) |
|- elevation||538 ft (164 m) |
|Length||29.5 mi (47 km)|
|Basin||150 sq mi (388 km2)|
Leading Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 150 square miles (390 km2) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. The creek's headwaters are in southern Athens County and it flows for most of its length in western Meigs County; its tributaries also drain a small area of northeastern Gallia County.
Leading Creek rises northwest of Albany in Lee Township in Athens County and initially flows southward into Meigs County, through Columbia Township, past the community of Carpenter; then southeastward through Salem, Rutland, and Salisbury townships, through the community of Langsville. It flows into the Ohio River at the south end of the village of Middleport.
Little Leading Creek
Little Leading Creek is a tributary of Leading Creek and flows for its entire length in Meigs County. It rises at Scipio Township and flows southward through the village of Rutland to in Rutland Township. It is 10.6 miles (17.1 km) long and drains an area of 25.6 square miles (66 km2).in
- Google Earth elevation for GNIS source coordinates. Retrieved on 2011-03-07.
- Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Leading Creek (Feature ID #1066794)". Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- Ohio Department of Natural Resources (August 2001). "Gazetteer of Ohio Streams". pp. 63–64. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
- Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1991. pp. 79–80, 87. ISBN 0-89933-233-1.
- Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Little Leading Creek (Feature ID #1042671)". Retrieved 2011-10-12.