Naamans Creek

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Naamans Creek (spelled Naaman Creek on federal maps[1]) is a tributary of the Delaware River in northeast New Castle County, Delaware and southeast Delaware County, Pennsylvania[2] The stream rises near the intersection of Foulk Road and Naamans Creek Road at 39°50′34″N 75°29′32″W / 39.84278°N 75.49222°W / 39.84278; -75.49222 in Bethel Township, Pennsylvania, flows through Arden, Delaware,[3] and discharges into the Delaware River at 39°48′19″N 75°26′11″W / 39.80528°N 75.43639°W / 39.80528; -75.43639 in Claymont, Delaware.[1] The creek is believed to be named after a Minqua chief who befriended the Swedish settlers of the area.[4] A large tract of land along the creek was deeded to Governor Johan Risingh by chief Peminacka in 1655.[5]

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  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Naaman Creek
  2. ^ "Naamans Creek Watershed" (PDF). Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wiencek, Henry (May 1992). "Laying out the idyllic life in a latter-day Arden". Smithsonian (Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution) 23 (2): 124. ISSN 0037-7333. OCLC 265517591. 
  4. ^ Ferris, Benjamin (1846). A history of the original settlements on the Delaware. Wilson & Heald. p. 134. 
  5. ^ "New Castle County Markers: Naamans Creek". Delaware State Archives. Retrieved April 29, 2011.