Bowery Creek

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Bowery Creek
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Towns, Freehold, Durham
Physical characteristics
SourceWindham High Peak
 ⁃ locationCairo, New York
 ⁃ coordinates42°18′59″N 74°07′47″W / 42.31639°N 74.12972°W / 42.31639; -74.12972
MouthCatskill Creek
 ⁃ location
Freehold, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°21′44″N 74°04′07″W / 42.36222°N 74.06861°W / 42.36222; -74.06861Coordinates: 42°21′44″N 74°04′07″W / 42.36222°N 74.06861°W / 42.36222; -74.06861
 ⁃ elevation
0 ft (0 m)

Bowery Creek[1] is a 6.0-mile-long (9.7 km)[2] tributary of Catskill Creek north of the Catskill Mountains of New York. Via Catskill Creek, it is part of the Hudson River watershed. Bowery Creek rises east of Windham High Peak in the northern part of the town of Cairo and flows northeast to Catskill Creek west of Freehold.

The name "Bowery" comes from the Dutch word for farm.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bowery Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  3. ^ [1] Old Dutch Place Names from