French Creek (Buckhannon River tributary)

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French Creek is a stream in the U.S. state of West Virginia.[1] It is a tributary of the Buckhannon River.

French Creek most likely was named for the fact French explorers visited the area in the 18th century.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Creek (Buckhannon River tributary)
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 253.

Coordinates: 38°56′12″N 80°14′15″W / 38.93667°N 80.23750°W / 38.93667; -80.23750