River (originally "Sasquesahanough" according to the 1612
John Smith map) is a river located in the northeastern United States. At
approximately 444 miles long, it is the longest river on the American east
coast and the 16th longest in the United States.
What do you know about the Susquehanna River? Explore the Quick US
Geography Rivers and Streams Quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of
1. The source of the Susquehanna River is Otsego Lake location
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York. What is the elevation?
- 1,180 feet
- 2,180 feet
- 3,180 feet
2. The river drains 27,500 square miles, covering nearly half of the
land area of Pennsylvania and portions of New York and Maryland.
3. Where does the Juniata River flow into the Susquehanna River?
4. Geologically, the river is extremely ancient, often regarded as
the oldest or second oldest major system in the world.
5. Before European conquest, the Susquehannock, an Iroquoian tribe
lived along the river and gave the Susquehanna its name. In the 17th
century, it was inhabited largely by the Lenape, forming roughly the
western boundary of their inhabited territory, known as Lenapehoking.
6. In the late colonial times, the river became an increasingly
important transportation corridor with the discovery of coal by Necho
Allen in its upper reaches in the mountains. What coal was discovered?
7. Starting in 1874, who did rowers from Shamokin Dam race men from?
8. The Port Deposit Bridge (also known as the Susquehanna River
Bridge or Rock Run Toll Bridge) was the earliest bridge crossing of the
Susquehanna River below Columbia, Pennsylvania, providing the first
reliable link between the northern and southern United States. The
bridge was also the fifth and last of Theodore Burr's Susquehanna
crossings. The wooden covered bridge was constructed just north of Port
Deposit, Maryland, between 1817 and 1818. It was built and operated by
the Susquehanna Bridge and Bank Company. When did the bridge last until?
9. Perhaps the most famous of the bridges, the Rockville Bridge,
crosses the river from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Marysville,
Pennsylvania. The Rockville Bridge, when constructed, was the longest
stone masonry arch bridge in the world. It was built by the Pennsylvania
Railroad in the early 1900s, replacing an earlier iron bridge.
10. Where is the last ferry boat on the Susquehanna River?
11. The mouth of the Susquehanna River is the Chesapeake Bay at Havre
de Grace, Harford County, Maryland. What is the elevation?