Antietam Creek

geographical name
An·​tie·​tam Creek | \ an-ˈtē-təm How to pronounce Antietam Creek (audio) \

Definition of Antietam Creek

creek in southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland flowing south into the Potomac River north of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Note: Nearby is the site of a notable Civil War battle of 1862.

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“Antietam Creek.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antietam%20Creek. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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