Mahantango Creek (Snyder County)

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Mahantango Creek is a 2.1-mile-long (3.4 km)[1] tributary of the Susquehanna River in Snyder and Juniata counties, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The creek forms the border between Snyder and Juniata counties.

Mahantango Creek (Native American for "good hunting grounds") is formed by the confluence of the North Branch Mahantango Creek and West Branch Mahantango Creek at the Pennsylvania Route 104 crossing.

West Branch Mahantango Creek flows for 18.1 miles (29.1 km), rising on Shade Mountain northwest of Richfield and flowing generally southeast, forming the boundary between Snyder and Juniata counties for most of its course. The North Branch flows for 13.3 miles (21.4 km), also rising on Shade Mountain, to the east of the West Branch, then flowing east and southeast to its confluence with the West Branch to form Mahantango Creek, which continues southeast to its mouth at the Susquehanna River 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Port Trevorton.[1]


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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011

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Coordinates: 40°38′42″N 76°47′54″W / 40.64495°N 76.79838°W / 40.64495; -76.79838