- Goose Creek (Potomac River)
Goose Creek is a meandering watercourse in Northern
Virginia. Goose Creek rises in Fauquier County on the Blue Ridge near Linden and flows north through Loudoun County where it meets the Potomac Riverbetween Lansdowne and River Creek residential communities. Goose Creek is partially dammed north of State Route 267. The dam may be portaged through the woods on the eastern shore.
Goose Creek Bridge is the site of an
1863 American Civil Warskirmish in the Loudoun Valleyduring the Gettysburg Campaign. "See Battle of Upperville#Goose Creekfor details." The bridge was built between 1801 and 1803 on the Ashby's Gap Turnpikeand is the longest remaining stone turnpike bridge in the state of Virginia.
Tributaries are listed in order from the source of Goose Creek to its mouth.
* Little River
* Sycolin Creek
* Tuscarora Creek
* Cattail Branch
According to the
Geographic Names Information System, Goose Creek has been known by the following names throughout its history:
* Cokongoloto Anglice
* Goes Creek
* Goes Flug
* Goose River
* Lee's Creek
* Tiber River
List of Virginia rivers
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