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Antietam Creek

Antietam Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River.

What do you know about the Antietam Creek? Explore the Quick US Geography Rivers and Streams Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. The creek is formed in Franklin County, Pennsylvania at the confluence of the West and East Branches of Antietam Creek about 2.3 miles south of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

  • True or False?

2. What is the total length of the creek?

  • 41 miles
  • 61 miles
  • 81 miles

3. The creek is noted for numerous well preserved stone arch bridges dating to the 19th Century that still traverse the creek, the most famous of which is the 125 foot long bridge in the Antietam National Battlefield. What has the bridge become known as?

  • Burnside's Bridge
  • Crook's Bridge
  • Lee's Bridge

4. The term Antietam is thought to be a derivative of a Native American phrase meaning "swift flowing stream."

  • True or False?

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Antietam Creek Answers

  1. True
  2. 41 miles
  3. Burnside's Bridge
  4. True

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