Toms Creek (Monocacy River)

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Toms Creek
Monocacy River watershed
Country United States
States Pennsylvania, Maryland
Counties Adams, Frederick
 - left Copper Run, Flat Run, Middle Creek
 - right Miney Branch, Friends Creek, Turkey Creek
Mouth Monocacy River
 - coordinates 39°38′23″N 77°16′34″W / 39.6397°N 77.2762°W / 39.6397; -77.2762Coordinates: 39°38′23″N 77°16′34″W / 39.6397°N 77.2762°W / 39.6397; -77.2762
Namesakes Toms Creek Hundred

Toms Creek is a 20.8-mile-long (33.5 km)[1] tributary of the Monocacy River in Pennsylvania and Maryland in the United States. Via the Monocacy River, it is part of the Potomac River watershed, flowing to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The creek rises on South Mountain in southwestern Adams County, Pennsylvania, and flows south, then southeast, through Iron Springs and Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, and past Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Intersections, north-to-south
Intersection Location/Description Coordinates
Source [specify]
Perennial flow 39°47′41″N 77°26′46″W / 39.79466°N 77.44608°W / 39.79466; -77.44608[2]
Bridge 1836 roadway bridge
Populated place Maria Furnace
Bridge 1888 B&H RR (replaced 1912 by the Auburn Shale Brick Company of Gettysburg) 39°46′21″N 77°24′35″W / 39.772485°N 77.409848°W / 39.772485; -77.409848
Bridge covered Burr arch 39°46′1″N 77°23′13″W / 39.76694°N 77.38694°W / 39.76694; -77.38694 (Jacks Mountain Covered Bridge)
Confluence Miney Branch 39°44′10″N 77°22′07″W / 39.73615°N 77.36874°W / 39.73615; -77.36874[2]
PA/MD state line
Confluence Middle Creek
Mouth Monocacy River

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b "The National Map" (NHD Viewer). National Hydrography Dataset. (USGS). Retrieved 2011-07-26.