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For Catoctin Creek in Frederick Countymarker, Marylandmarker, see Catoctin Creek .


Catoctin Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in Loudoun Countymarker, Virginiamarker, USA. The Catoctin Creek's watershed occupies 59,000 acres (240 kmĀ²). The main arteries consist of the Catoctin and its North and South Forks. Agricultural lands (67 percent) and forests (30 percent) make up 97 percent of Catoctin Creek's watershed. It is the main drainage system for the northern Loudoun Valley, including all of the Catoctin Valley.

The Catoctin is formed southeast of Milltownmarker along the western edges of Catoctin Mountainmarker by the confluence of its two branches. It flows north along the mountain's western side through the village of Taylorstownmarker. Catoctin Creek continues meandering along the northern edge of Furnace Mountain and empties into the Potomac River to the north of the U.S. Highway 15 bridge across from Point of Rocksmarker, Marylandmarker.

North Fork Catoctin Creek

The North Fork Catoctin Creek begins at Purcellville Reservoir on the eastern flanks of the Blue Ridge in the Between the Hillsmarker valley, near the West Virginiamarker border. The North Fork meanders along State Route 9 and flows through Hillsboro Gap in Short Hill Mountainmarker at Hillsboro. From Wheatlandmarker, the North Fork flows northeast where it meets with the South Fork north of Waterfordmarker.

South Fork Catoctin Creek

The source of South Fork Catoctin Creek also lies on the eastern flank of the Blue Ridge near Wilson Gapmarker on the West Virginia border. From the Blue Ridge, the South Fork flows southeast toward Purcellvillemarker. At Purcellville, the creek turns northward then east under VA 9 toward Waterford where it flows north to its confluence with the North Fork to form the Catoctin.

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