Sugar Creek (Driftwood River tributary)

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Sugar Creek is an 82.4-mile-long (132.6 km)[1] tributary of the Driftwood River in east-central Indiana in the United States. Via the Driftwood, White, Wabash and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

Sugar Creek was likely so named from the sugar trees growing along its banks.[2]


Sugar Creek rises in western Henry County and flows generally southwestwardly through Madison, Hancock, Shelby and Johnson counties, past the towns of Spring Lake and New Palestine. It joins the Big Blue River to form the Driftwood River in southeastern Johnson County, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Edinburgh.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 19, 2011
  2. ^ Branigin, Elba L. (1913). History of Johnson County, Indiana. B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 36.
  • Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry
  • DeLorme (1998). Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-211-0.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sugar Creek

Coordinates: 39°20′47″N 85°59′35″W / 39.34644°N 85.99305°W / 39.34644; -85.99305

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