Tuscarora Creek (Opequon Creek tributary)

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Tuscarora Creek near Martinsburg, West Virginia

Tuscarora Creek in Berkeley County, West Virginia, is an 11.4-mile-long (18.3 km)[1] tributary of Opequon Creek, which drains into the Potomac River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.[2]

Located in the tip of the Mountain State's Eastern Panhandle, Tuscarora Creek flows through the city of Martinsburg before draining into Opequon Creek[3] near the Van Metre Ford Bridge. The stream's headwaters are on the eastern flanks of North Mountain, upstream from Poor House Farm Park.

The creek was named after the Tuscarora Indians.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tuscarora Creek (Opequon Creek tributary)
  3. ^ Parker, Willis, Bolster, Ashe, & Marsh, Horatio N., Bailey, R.H., W.W., & M.C. (1907). The Potomac River Basin. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. p. 81. Retrieved June 19, 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ 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. 636.

Coordinates: 39°26′46″N 77°55′37″W / 39.44611°N 77.92694°W / 39.44611; -77.92694