Otsquago Creek

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Otsquago Creek
 - left Otsquene Creek
Source Un-named Marshy Field
 - location Van Hornesville, New York
 - elevation 1,360 ft (415 m)
Mouth Mohawk River
 - location Fort Plain, New York, United States
 - elevation 294 ft (90 m)
 - coordinates 42°55′56″N 74°37′06″W / 42.93222°N 74.61833°W / 42.93222; -74.61833Coordinates: 42°55′56″N 74°37′06″W / 42.93222°N 74.61833°W / 42.93222; -74.61833
Basin 61.3 sq mi (159 km2)

Otsquago Creek enters the Mohawk River at Fort Plain, New York. Otsquago is a Mohawk Indian word meaning "under the bridge," probably referring to an early bridge of felled trees along the creek, a way of making small bridges.[1]

The source of the Otsquago Creek is about 12 miles southeast from its outlet, 1,360 feet above sea level and about 1,000 feet above the Mohawk River, in a marshy field by Van Hornesville, New York.[2]


  1. ^ "Otsquago Creek". nygenweb.net. nygenweb.net. 1999. Retrieved 18 April 2017. data 
  2. ^ knox, charles (1980). "Mohawk Turnpike Book". nygenweb.net. nygenweb.net. Retrieved 18 April 2017. data 
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