Canajoharie Creek

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Canajoharie Creek (Tekoharawa)
River
Country United States
State New York
Source
 - location N of Cherry Valley, New York, United States
 - coordinates 42°48′38″N 74°44′34″W / 42.81056°N 74.74278°W / 42.81056; -74.74278
Mouth Mohawk River
 - location Canajoharie, New York, United States
 - elevation 285 ft (87 m)
 - coordinates 42°54′32″N 74°34′11″W / 42.90889°N 74.56972°W / 42.90889; -74.56972Coordinates: 42°54′32″N 74°34′11″W / 42.90889°N 74.56972°W / 42.90889; -74.56972[1]
Basin 68.2 sq mi (177 km2)

The Canajoharie Creek flows into the Mohawk River in the village of Canajoharie, New York. The name "Canajoharie" is said to be a Mohawk language term meaning "the pot that washes itself," referring to the "Canajoharie Boiling Pot," a circular gorge in the Canajoharie Creek, just south of the village of Canajoharie, New York.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Canajoharie creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Canajoharie Creek". usgs.gov. usgs. 1972. Retrieved 16 April 2017. data 
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