Killbuck Creek (Kishwaukee River)
|Main source||Malta Township, DeKalb County east of Creston, Illinois
848 ft (258 m)
|River mouth||686 ft (209 m)
|Progression||Killbuck Creek → Kishwaukee → Rock → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico|
|Length||28 mi (45 km)|
The creek runs north through southeastern Ogle County, where it cuts through Galena limestone and blue limestone. The Killbuck passes through Pine Rock Township, where a stone quarry was once located. The mouth of Killbuck Creek is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Kilbuck Bluffs Forest Preserve, a Winnebago County park. In terms of square miles drained, Killbuck Creek is the third largest tributary of the Kishwaukee River behind the South Branch Kishwaukee River and Coon Creek.
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