Catskill Creek

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Catskill Creek [1]
Etymology“Kat's Creek” in Dutch
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionCatskills, Hudson Valley
TownsCatskill, New York,
Physical characteristics
SourceFranklinton Vlaie Pond
 • locationBroome, New York
 • coordinates42°31′15.32″N 74°18′21.56″W / 42.5209222°N 74.3059889°W / 42.5209222; -74.3059889
MouthHudson River at Catskill, New York
 • location
Catskill, New York
 • coordinates
42°12′29.98″N 73°51′16.03″W / 42.2083278°N 73.8544528°W / 42.2083278; -73.8544528Coordinates: 42°12′29.98″N 73°51′16.03″W / 42.2083278°N 73.8544528°W / 42.2083278; -73.8544528
 • elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Basin size394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
Basin features
River systemHudson River

Catskill Creek is a 46.0-mile-long (74.0 km)[2] tributary of the Hudson River that drains the northeastern Catskill Mountains of the U.S. State of New York. From its source at Franklinton Vlaie in Schoharie County it flows southeast through parts of Albany County and Greene County to its mouth at the village of Catskill on the Hudson River.[3]

Like Fishkill Creek, Catskill Creek is tautological, literally repeating "creek" twice, as kill is Dutch for "creek".


See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Catskill Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Catskill Creek Public Fishing Rights, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Publications, Forms, Maps. Catskill Creek Public Fishing Rights. Accessed June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Aboriginal Place Names of New York, by William Martin Beauchamp, page 19

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