Patterson Creek

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For the creek in Ottawa, Ontario, see Patterson Creek (Ottawa).

Patterson Creek is a 51.2-mile-long (82.4 km)[1] tributary of the North Branch Potomac River in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, in the United States. It enters the North Branch east of Cumberland, Maryland, with its headwaters located in Grant County, West Virginia. Patterson Creek is the watershed for two-thirds of Mineral County.

History[edit]

White settlers came into the Patterson Creek Valley around Frankfort (now Fort Ashby) between the years 1732 and 1736. The surnames of Casey, Pancake, Foreman, and Van Meter were the first to settle the valley. After the defeat of General Edward Braddock at the Battle of the Monongahela (9 July 1755) the white settlers of the Allegheny Mountains were largely unprotected from a series of Shawnee and Delaware Indian raids. In October 1755, in an effort to provide some respite, two forts were raised on Patterson Creek.

Tributaries[edit]

Bridges[edit]

Bridge Route Location
Rada Road Bridge Rada Road 2 miles south of Burlington
Northwestern Turnpike Bridge US 50 Burlington
Fort Cocke Bridge Cabin Run Road Headsville
Camp Minco Bridge Patterson Creek Road Camp Minco
West Virginia Route 46 Bridge WV 46 Intersection of WV 46 and Patterson Creek Road
George Run Road Bridge George Run 5 miles east of Fort Ashby
William E. Shuck Memorial Bridge WV 28 Fort Ashby
Low Water Bridge Dan's Run Road Patterson Creek
B&O Railroad B&O Main Line Patterson Creek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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