Open main menu
Schuylkill River watershed. The Little Schuylkill River joins the Schuylkill River southeast of Pottsville.

The Little Schuylkill River is a 30.6-mile-long (49.2 km)[1] tributary of the Schuylkill River in northeast Pennsylvania in the United States.

It rises south of McAdoo Heights near Haddock[2], Kline Township in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, on top of Broad Mountain. It flows south, then southwest passing through the communities of Tamaqua and New Ringgold. The river joins the Schuylkill River near Port Clinton west of Hawk Mountain. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has designated several parts of the stream special trout stocking areas.

Contents

History of NameEdit

The Little Schuylkill River was known as the Tamauguay Creek or River in the 18th and early to mid 19th centuries[3]. This name derives from the Lenni Lenape word for “beaver” (tëmakwe[4] or tamaqua) and also the Lenni Lenape method for using “hunter’s hints”[5] thus identifying it as the “place of the beavers”. As the land became settled by Europeans, this Schuylkill River tributary was then referred to as the Little Schuylkill River – Schuylkill coming from the Dutch language meaning “hidden river”.


TributariesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ LITTLE SCHUYLKILL RIVER WATERSHED TMDL (Final), Schuylkill County, For Acid Mine Drainage Affected Segments Prepared by: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, March 21, 2007, p. 5
  3. ^ See Map of The Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, with a part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec, published in Germany in 1777, map by Claude Joseph Sauthier (1776)
  4. ^ Lenape talking Dictionary
  5. ^ Mahr, August C., PRACTICAL REASONS FOR ALGONKIAN INDIAN STREAM AND PLACE NAMES, THE OHIO JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 59(6): 365, November, 1959, p. 368

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°34′44″N 76°01′35″W / 40.57875°N 76.02643°W / 40.57875; -76.02643