Bowmans Creek

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Bowmans Creek
BowmansCreekClintonRoad.jpg
Bowmans Creek north of Clinton Road, north of the hamlet of Sprout Brook
EtymologyJacob Bowman
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
RegionCentral New York Region
CountyMontgomery
TownsMinden, Canajoharie
Physical characteristics
SourceUnnamed field
 ⁃ locationWest of Hessville, New York
 ⁃ coordinates42°52′36″N 74°43′31″W / 42.8767397°N 74.7251456°W / 42.8767397; -74.7251456
MouthCanajoharie Creek
 ⁃ location
East of Sprout Brook, New York
 ⁃ coordinates
42°50′58″N 74°40′39″W / 42.8495178°N 74.6773661°W / 42.8495178; -74.6773661Coordinates: 42°50′58″N 74°40′39″W / 42.8495178°N 74.6773661°W / 42.8495178; -74.6773661[1]
 ⁃ elevation
715 ft (218 m)
Basin size6.2 sq mi (16 km2)[2]

Bowmans Creek is a river in Montgomery County, New York. It begins west of the hamlet of Hessville and just south of the hamlet of Ripple Corners. It then flows in a mostly southeast direction for a few miles passing through the hamlet of Sprout Brook before flowing into the Canajoharie Creek just east of the hamlet of Sprout Brook.

History[edit]

The river is named after Jacob Bowman, an early settler in the area. Around 1760 he bought a large tract of land near the creek. A number of Mr. Bowman's descendants reside in the area still.[3]

Course[edit]

Bowmans Creek west of Hessville near the source

Bowmans Creek begins west of the hamlet of Hessville and starts flowing eastward.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowmans Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  2. ^ "USGS 0134907265 BOWMANS CREEK AT MOUTH AT SPROUT BROOK NY". waterdata.usgs.gov. waterdata.usgs.gov. May 23, 1997. Retrieved 23 May 2019. data
  3. ^ "Villages of the Town of Canajoharie". montgomery.nygenweb.net. montgomery.nygenweb.net. November 1, 1997. Retrieved 21 May 2019. data