May 23, 2008

Opequon Creek

This is the Opequon Creek as seen from Route 7 at the Frederick/Clarke County line. Not to be confused with the Occoquan River farther south, it is an historic body of water.

It was named for the Opequon tribe. George Washington spelled it Opeckon on a 1766 survey. It was a significant geographic feature in the Battle of Third Winchester, also called the Battle of Opequon.

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