Mill Creek (Lower Merion, Pennsylvania)

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Mill Creek, at the base of Rolling Hill Park

Mill Creek is a 6.6-mile-long (10.6 km)[1] tributary of the Schuylkill River in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.

The north branch arises from a number of sources north of Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30) in Villanova. The south branch arises near Ardmore, and has Trout Run as a major tributary. The two branches merge near the intersection of Old Gulph Road and Mill Creek Road, and the lower creek flows east to join the Schuylkill River just upstream of the Gladwyne interchange of the Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76 exit 337) and the Flat Rock Dam.[2]

Dove Lake is located beside the north branch of Mill Creek, just upstream of where Old Gulph Road crosses the creek at a ford. The ford has a gate, which is frequently closed when high water makes crossing it dangerous.

The lower creek has some historic mills and related buildings on Mill Creek Road and nearby Rose Glen Road.[3]

Mill Creek Road follows the south branch of the creek from Montgomery Avenue near Ardmore to Old Gulph Road, and follows the lower creek to River Road by the Schuylkill River. The road is mostly on the right bank, with two crossings near the junction with the north branch.

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  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
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  • ADC Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Street Map Book, 15th Edition 1999.