Opequon Creek

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For other places called Opequon, see Opequon (disambiguation).
Opequon Creek bridge near Martinsburg, WV

Opequon Creek is a 64.4-mile-long (103.6 km)[1] tributary stream of the Potomac River. It flows into the Potomac northeast of Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia, and its source lies northwest of the community of Opequon at the foot of Great North Mountain in Frederick County, Virginia. The Opequon forms part of the boundary between Frederick and Clarke counties in Virginia and also partially forms the boundary between Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Opequon is a name derived from an unidentified Native American language.[2]


Streams are listed from south (headwaters) to the north (mouth).

  • Stribling Run
  • Hoge Run
  • Wrights Run
  • Buffalo Lick Run
  • Sulphur Spring Run
  • Isaac Run
  • Abrams Creek
    • Town Run
    • Ash Hollow Run
  • Redbud Run
  • Dry Marsh Run
  • Lick Run
  • Littlers Run
    • Ross Run
  • Thomas Run
  • Abrils Run
  • Duncan Run
  • Silver Spring Run
  • Specks Run
  • Turkey Run
  • Mill Creek
    • Torytown Run
    • Sylvan Run
  • Three Run
  • Goose Creek
  • Middle Creek
  • Hopewell Run
    • Dry Run
  • Buzzard Run
  • Sulphur Spring Branch
  • Spa Run
  • Cold Spring Run
  • Evens Run
  • Tuscarora Creek
  • Eagle Run
  • Hoke Run

List of cities and towns along Opequon Creek[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  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. 461.