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Oxon Creek is a cove on the Potomac River which straddles the border between Washington, D.C.marker and Prince George's Countymarker, Marylandmarker just north of Interstate 495 at Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The tributary stream is Oxon Run. It is 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) in length and empties into the Potomac at Goose Island (a sand bar often under water) across from the city of Alexandriamarker, Virginiamarker. To the north is the Blue Plains waste water treatment facility and to the south the Oxon Cove Parkmarker. The Anacostia Freeway crosses it on a bridge. To the east is Oxon Hill Manormarker. The unusual spelling is either historical or a reference to Oxfordshire, England.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Oxon Creek has been known by the following names throughout its history:

  • Isedores Creeke
  • Isidoras Creek
  • Oxen Creek
  • Saint Isedores Creeke
  • Saint John Creeke
  • Saint Johns Creeke


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