Sacony Creek

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Sacony Creek[1] (historically Saucony Creek) is a 17.4-mile-long (28.0 km)[2] tributary of Maiden Creek in Berks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It flows through the borough of Kutztown, and is the main water source there. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock trout into the creek annually.

Sacony is a name derived from a Native American[which?] language purported to mean "place of outlet".[3]

The Kutz Mill and Kutz's Mill Bridge are located on Sacony Creek in Greenwich Township.[4]

The shoe manufacturer Saucony is named after Sacony Creek, as the company was founded on the banks of the Sacony in 1898, in Kutztown.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sacony Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  3. ^ Wagner, A. E.; Balthaser, Francis Wilhauer; Hoch, D. K. (1913). The Story of Berks County (Pennsylvania). Eagle Book and Job Press. p. 28.
  4. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Phoebe Hopkins (June 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Kutz Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.

Coordinates: 40°31′31″N 75°52′29″W / 40.52529°N 75.87465°W / 40.52529; -75.87465