Wheeling Creek (West Virginia)

Wheeling Creek (West Virginia)

Wheeling Creek (West Virginia)

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Wheeling Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River, 25&nbsp;miles (40&nbsp;km) long, in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia in the United States, with a watershed extending into southwestern Pennsylvania. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of approximately 300&nbsp;square miles (780&nbsp;kmĀ²) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. It flows into the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling, just downstream of Ohio's Wheeling Creek on the opposite bank. According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known as Big Wheeling Creek.

Geography

Wheeling Creek is formed in northeastern Marshall County, West Virginia, by the confluence of streams known as the Enlow Fork and the Dunkard Fork:

  • Enlow Fork, also known historically as "Enslow Fork," rises in Pennsylvania on the boundary of Greene and Washington Counties, and flows west-southwestwardly along that boundary into Marshall County. Enlow Fork defines the northern boundaries of Morris, Gray, and Richhill Townships in Greene County; and the southern boundaries of Morris, East Finley, and West Finley townships in Washington County.


  • Dunkard Fork, also known historically as "Crow Creek," is formed......
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