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New Creek lies in Mineral County, West Virginia and Grant County, West Virginia, it is the 3rd major tributary to the Potomac River's north branch. It enters the north branch at Keyser, West Virginia. Mineral County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Upper part of the Potomac River The Potomac River flows into Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Keyser is a city located in Mineral County, West Virginia. ...


History

As part of a boundary dispute between Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and the English Privy Council concerning the Northern Neck proprietorship, a complete survey of the territory was ordered. The exacting task of tracing the course of the Potomac to its headspring was undertaken by William Mayo and Robert Brooke acting for the Crown, and Benjamin Winslow and John Savage acting for Lord Fairfax. During the expedition the group traveled upstream on the north bank of the North Branch Potomac River upon their return on the south bank of the river, they found a creek missed on the upstream trek. They made it on their map as "New Creek." Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the friend and patron of George Washingtons early life, born in Leeds Castle, Kent, England, 169-3?; died at his seat at Greenway Court, Frederick County, Virginia, December 12, 1781; son of Thomas, Lord Fairfax of Cameron, and of Catharine, daughter of... The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. ... Potomac may refer to: Potomac River, which flows through Washington DC and Alexandria VA, USA Potomac, an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA Potomac, a village in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA Potomac, a Native American tribe A general term given to the Washington, D.C./Maryland metropolitan area One... William Mayo is the name of: A former chief engineer of the Ford Motor Company, William B. Mayo The co-founder of the Mayo Clinic The civil engineer, born in about 1685, who laid out the city of Richmond, Virginia The vicar of Folke, Dorset, England in about 1845 This... Robert Brooke, son of Richard Brooke and Ann Hay Taliaferro, born 1761(?), died 27 February 1800, married in 1786, Mary Ritchie, widow of Thomas Hopper, daughter of Archibald Ritchie of Tappahanock, Virginia, and had issue: 1. ... For usages of The Crown in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, see Crown of the Polish Kingdom. ... John Savage (born 25 August, 1949) is an actor. ...


 
 

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