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Approximately a mile upstream of the confluence with the Potomac River
Evitts Creek is a tributary stream of the North Branch Potomac River in the U.S. states of Pennsylvaniamarker and Marylandmarker. The confluence of Evitts Creek and the North Branch Potomac River is located two miles (3 km) east of Cumberlandmarker, Maryland.

Evitts Creek is long. It flows from Southwestern Pennsylvania through Northwestern Maryland. The stream rises in central Bedford Countymarker, Pennsylvania, and flows southwest between Evitts Mountain ridge and Wills Mountainmarker ridge, through the Koon and Gordon Reservoirs and into the North Branch Potomac River southeast of Cumberland, Maryland at 39°55'N 78°36'W.

Evitts Creek and Evitts Mountain are named in honor of an early pioneer in Allegany Countymarker, Maryland who in the 1780s decided to contemplate his bachelorhood from the isolated top of what is today called Evitts Mountain, far from the distractions of society. At the top of the over-1,000-foot (305-m) Evitts Mountain ridge is what is supposedly his old homestead, from which he would return by the same route every day hiking a steep trail, today called Evitts Homestead Trail. Evitts Creek runs past the eastern base of Evitts Mountain, into what is today Rocky Gap State Parkmarkerhttp://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/rockygapguide.html.The water supply of Cumberlandmarker, Maryland is provided by Evitts Creek.

Brook trout are native to Evitts Creek as well as the surrounding area, but current populations are limited to nonexistent. Trout are stocked annually in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. Bass, catfish, and bluegill also inhabit the creek.

Several historical incidents have been recorded along Evitts Creek. For Instance:
  • In colonial day, Frazier's Plantation lay just upstream from Evitts Creek, Jane Frazier was carried west by Indians in 1755, escaping and making her way back a year later.
  • At Evitts Creek, Union forces turned back Confederate cavalry in the battle of Folck's Mill in August 1864, at the conclusion of the raid that burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvaniamarker. from here the Confederates retreated to Oldtown and crossed the river after another skirmish.


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