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Loyalsock Creek
Sullivan County, PA
Random Photo Selected from the Internet by Bob Sweeney


This is the name of a creek, part of which flows through Sullivan County. The name "Loyalsock" is a corruption of the Indian word "Lawisoquick", meaning "middle creek". It was within historic times that at the mouth of this creek the Ostonwakin Villae was situated. On old maps the village was marked as being on the western side of the creek at the mouth.

Source: Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, 1978/1979 promotional brochure.

Sullivan County has many examples of falling waters along its creeks and runs. Here are two other examples, one from the turn of the 20th century and one from about 1950.

Elk Run Falls
Laporte, PA
From an Old Early Twentieth Century Picture
Elk Run is a tributary to Muncy Creek in the southern part of the county.
Contributed by Carol Brotzman

Buttermilk Falls
Shunk, PA
1950s Era
Contributed by Carol Brotzman from a Picture on eBay in 2002

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