Standing Stone Creek

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Standing Stone Creek near its mouth in Huntingdon

Standing Stone Creek is a 34.2-mile-long (55.0 km)[1] tributary of the Juniata River in Huntingdon and Centre counties, Pennsylvania, in the United States.[2]

Allegedly, when the first European visitors arrived at the creek's mouth, they found a Native American camp whose lodges were arranged in a circle, centered by a 14-foot-high, six-inch-square stone pillar, marked with petroglyphs. When the Native Americans left, they took the stone with them. But the creek's name remains in memory of that monument.[2]

Standing Stone Creek begins in Centre County within Rothrock State Forest, just north of Penn-Roosevelt State Park. Standing Stone Creek joins the Juniata River in the borough of Huntingdon.[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 Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Deborah L. Suciu (August 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pennsylvania Railroad Old Bridge over Standing Stone Creek" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-27. 

Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 77°55′18″W / 40.56389°N 77.92164°W / 40.56389; -77.92164