Hackers Creek

Hackers Creek

name = Hackers Creek

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image_caption = Hackers Creek in Jane Lew in 2006
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country = United States

state = West Virginia

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region = Upshur
region1 = Lewis
region2 = Harrison
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watershed_note =cite web |url= http://www.dep.state.wv.us/watershed/ |pages = [http://web.archive.org/web/20060523112232/www.dep.state.wv.us/watershed/w5020002.html West Fork River] | title= Watershed Atlas Project. | author= West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection | accessdate=2007-02-26 |archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20050404165853/www.dep.state.wv.us/watershed/ |archivedate=2006-05-07]
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mouth_name = West Fork River
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Hackers Creek is a tributary of the West Fork River in north-central West Virginia in the United States. Via the West Fork, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 58 square miles (150 km²) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. The stream is believed to have been named for a settler named John Hacker, who lived near the creek for over twenty years beginning around 1770, and was said to have been able to "read but not write; and yet he was a magistrate and a patriarch in the settlement." [cite book| author=Kenny, Hamill |title= West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains |year=1945 |publisher=The Place Name Press |location=Piedmont, West Virginia |pages= p.291]

Hackers Creek rises approximately five miles (8 km) north of Buckhannon in northern Upshur County and flows westwardly into northeastern Lewis County, where it turns northwestwardly and flows through the town of Jane Lew into southern Harrison County, where it joins the West Fork River from the southeast, approximately three miles (5 km) northwest of Jane Lew. [DeLorme (1997). "West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer". Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. p.36. ISBN 0-89933-246-3.]

According to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, approximately 69% of the Hackers Creek watershed is forested, mostly deciduous. Approximately 28% is used for pasture and agriculture, and less than 1% is urban.

Variant spellings

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Hackers Creek has also been known historically as:
*Hacker's Creek
*Hackers Crick
*Heackers Creek
*Heckers Creek

ee also

*List of West Virginia rivers


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