Tenmile Creek (Catskill Creek tributary)

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Tenmile Creek
Country United States
State New York
County Albany
Towns Rensselaerville
Villages Medusa
Source Myosotis Lake
 - location Myosotis Lake, Village of Rensselaerville
 - coordinates 42°31′07.78″N 74°08′42.76″W / 42.5188278°N 74.1452111°W / 42.5188278; -74.1452111
Mouth Catskill Creek
 - location Oak Hill, New York
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
 - coordinates 42°24′13.34″N 74°08′06.88″W / 42.4037056°N 74.1352444°W / 42.4037056; -74.1352444Coordinates: 42°24′13.34″N 74°08′06.88″W / 42.4037056°N 74.1352444°W / 42.4037056; -74.1352444

Tenmile Creek[1] is a 15.0-mile-long (24.1 km)[2] tributary of Catskill Creek in Albany County, New York. Via Catskill Creek, it is part of the Hudson River watershed.

Tenmile Creek runs through the villages of Rensselaerville and Medusa in the town of Rensselaerville. It approaches the village through a deep ravine, falling 200 feet (61 m) in the course of 0.6 miles (1.0 km), which afforded great hydraulic power to early settlers.[3] The mill house in Medusa stood until the 1980s, when it was destroyed by fire.


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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tenmile Creek (Catskill Creek tributary)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ Albany Hill Towns Wiki, Albany Hill Towns Wiki. Accessed June 30, 2010.