Antietam Creek is a
tributary of the Potomac River.
do you know about the Antietam Creek? Explore the Quick US Geography
Rivers and Streams Quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of
1. The creek is formed in Franklin County,
Pennsylvania at the confluence of the West and East Branches of Antietam
Creek about 2.3 miles south of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
2. What is the total length of the creek?
- 41 miles
- 61 miles
- 81 miles
3. The creek is noted for numerous well preserved
stone arch bridges dating to the 19th Century that still traverse the
creek, the most famous of which is the 125 foot long bridge in the
Antietam National Battlefield. What has the bridge become known as?
- Burnside's Bridge
- Crook's Bridge
- Lee's Bridge
4. The term Antietam is thought to be a
derivative of a Native American phrase meaning "swift flowing