Mahantango Creek

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Mahantango Creek is a 36.2-mile-long (58.3 km)[1] tributary of the Susquehanna River in Dauphin, Northumberland, and Schuylkill counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.[2]

Mahantango or Mahantongo (pronounced Ma-ha-tun-ga) is a Lenape word, translated "where we had plenty of meat to eat," "good hunting grounds" or "where we kill deer." The name is shared by a creek, a valley and a mountain in central Pennsylvania, and is a common street name in the area.[3] [2]

Mahantango Creek rises in northern Schuylkill County between Line Mountain and Mahantango Mountain and flows west, eventually forming the boundary between Northumberland and Dauphin counties.

Little Mahantango Creek joins Mahantango Creek near the village of Rough and Ready. Pine Creek joins Mahantango Creek near the census-designated place of Klingerstown.[2]

Mahantango Creek joins the Susquehanna River 6.2 miles (10 km) upstream of the borough of Millersburg.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b c d Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  3. ^ Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, J. L. Floyd & Co., 1911.

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Coordinates: 40°36′46″N 76°56′12″W / 40.6128°N 76.9367°W / 40.6128; -76.9367