Dividing Creek (Pocomoke River tributary)

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Dividing Creek
CountryUnited States
RegionDelmarva Peninsula
Physical characteristics
 - coordinates38°17′23″N 75°35′12″W / 38.28972°N 75.58667°W / 38.28972; -75.58667
 - coordinates
38°5′23″N 75°32′28″W / 38.08972°N 75.54111°W / 38.08972; -75.54111Coordinates: 38°5′23″N 75°32′28″W / 38.08972°N 75.54111°W / 38.08972; -75.54111
Length19.1 mi (30.7 km)

Dividing Creek is a 19.1-mile-long (30.7 km)[1][2] tributary of the Pocomoke River on the Delmarva Peninsula. It rises in Wicomico County, Maryland, and forms the boundary between Somerset and Worcester counties.

The entire watershed is in the Atlantic coastal plain and quickly reaches sea level at the Pocomoke. The original county courthouse for pre-1742 Somerset County was located not far above the mouth of Dividing Creek, close to its west bank.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Dividing Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 1, 2011.