Hunting Creek is a cove and tributary stream of the Potomac River between the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County in Virginia. It is formed by the confluence of Cameron Run and Hooff Run. The community of Huntington takes its name from the creek. Jones Point forms the north side. Dyke Marsh is just to the south. The George Washington Memorial Parkway crosses it on a bridge.
The creek is sometimes referred to as Great Hunting Creek, to distinguish it from Little Hunting Creek.
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... on the Potomac River at Little Hunting Creek (then in Prince William County after 1742 Fairfax County) ... spring, March 1739, Lawrence began to purchase tracts of land bordering the family's Little Hunting Creek estate the purchase, in his own name, indicates Lawrence had attained his "majority" (age 21) ... warehouse, on the western banks of the Potomac near the mouth of (Great) Hunting Creek, was deemed a suitable location because its deep water access allowed ships from London to sail directly to the wharf ...
... Appleby School in England and set him up on the family's Little Hunting Creek tobacco plantation, thereby allowing Augustine to move his family back to Fredericksburg at the ... of land from the adjoining Spencer tract, beginning with the land around the Grist Mill on Dogue Creek ... bounded on three sides by water, and that neither the River nor the two creeks had regular shorelines ...
... Little Hunting Creek is a 3.6-mile-long (5.8 km) primarily tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, not to be confused with Hunting Creek farther north ... traffic from the George Washington Memorial Parkway across the narrow mouth of the creek, located 83.9 nautical miles (155.4 km) upriver from the mouth of the Potomac ... The creek marks the location along the Potomac River where the Washington family built their Mount Vernon plantation during colonial times ...
... Little Hunting Creek is home to wildlife ... mallards, Canada geese, great blue herons, and great egrets are common sights along the creek ... Ospreys nest there, usually on top of a post in the creek ...
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“It might be seen by what tenure men held the earth. The smallest stream is mediterranean sea, a smaller ocean creek within the land, where men may steer by their farm bounds and cottage lights. For my own part, but for the geographers, I should hardly have known how large a portion of our globe is water, my life has chiefly passed within so deep a cove. Yet I have sometimes ventured as far as to the mouth of my Snug Harbor.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
from the power of the hunting pack,
and to know that wisdom is best
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)