Larrys Creek

Larrys Creek is a 22.9-mile-long (36.9 km) tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River in Lycoming County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. A part of the Chesapeake Bay drainage basin, its watershed drains 89.1 square miles (231 km2) in six townships and a borough. The creek flows south from the dissected Allegheny Plateau to the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians through sandstone, limestone, and shale from the Devonian, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian periods.

The valley's first recorded inhabitants were the Susquehannocks, followed by the Lenape and other tribes. The Great Shamokin Path crossed the creek near its mouth, where Larry Burt, the first Euro-American settler and the man who gave the creek its present name, also lived by 1769. In the 19th century, the creek and its watershed were a center for logging and related industries, including 53 sawmills, grist mills, leather tanneries, coal and iron mines. A 1903 newspaper article claimed "No other stream in the country had so many mills in so small a territory". For transportation, a plank road ran along much of the creek for decades, and two "paper railroads" were planned, but never built.

As of 2006, the Larrys Creek watershed is 83.1% forest and 15.7% agricultural (a reforestation of land clear-cut in the 19th century). Nearly 9,000 acres (3,600 ha) of second-growth forest are protected public and private land for hunting and trout fishing, with more land protected in parts of Tiadaghton State Forest. Pollution from past industrial use is gone and Larrys Creek "has an exceptionally scenic, ultra-highwater, whitewater run" for canoeing. Despite agricultural runoff and small amounts of acid mine drainage, water quality is quite good, and a water filtration plant on Larrys Creek supplies over 2500 customers.

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List Of Tributaries Of Larrys Creek - Tributaries - Second Fork Tributaries
... Plateau at Clapp Point and ends in Salladasburg, where it joins Larrys Creek 5.8 miles (9.3 km) from the mouth ... In 1851 a plank road was built from the mouth along Larrys Creek to Salladasburg, then followed the Second Fork as far as the village of English Centre in Pine Township ... (2,400 ha) along it belongs to the private "Larrys Creek Fish and Game Club" ...
Larrys Creek - History - Plank Road
... In 1851 a plank road or puncheon was built along Larrys Creek from the village of Larrys Creek at the creek's mouth north to Salladasburg, then later along the Second Fork and on to the village of ... A spur of the plank road along Larrys Creek into Anthony Township was also built, but it is not known how far it extended ... The plank road was a toll road run by "The Larrys Creek Plank Road Company", a corporation founded May 8, 1850 ...
Cogan House Covered Bridge - Names
... and the village are named for David Cogan, who settled on Larrys Creek in 1825 ... and from the road to the former village of Buckhorn, which crossed the creek on it ... Landis uses "Larrys Creek Covered Bridge" since it crosses Larrys Creek, and notes this was the name used by other local historians ...
Pennsylvania Route 973 - Route Description
... Township, following Mud Run and the First Fork of Larrys Creek before crossing Larrys Creek and Pennsylvania Route 287, and turning north into the borough of Salladasburg ... It follows Larrys Creek northeast into Anthony Township, where it leaves Larrys Creek and follows Stoney Gap Run into Lycoming Township ... Route 15 before crossing Lycoming Creek into Hepburn Township ...
Cogan House Covered Bridge - History - Background
... In 1850 a plank road was built in Lycoming County, from the mouth of Larrys Creek to the borough of Salladasburg, Pennsylvania ... extended north along the Second Fork of Larrys Creek as far as the unincorporated villages of Brookside and White Pine in Cogan House Township, and eventually went as far as the large ... Another branch of the plank road followed Larrys Creek itself north from Salladasburg ...

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