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Location type: River
Location address: United States, Bucks
Number of texts: 1
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Neshaminy Creek /nɨˈʃæmɪni/ is a 40.7-mile-long (65.5 km) stream that runs entirely through Bucks County, Pennsylvania, rising south of the borough of Chalfont, where its north and west branches join.[2] Neshaminy Creek flows southeast toward Bristol Township and Bensalem Township to its confluence with the Delaware River. The name “Neshaminy” originates with the Lenni Lenape First Nation, and is thought to mean “place where we drink twice”. [3] This phenomenon refers to a section of the creek known as the Neshaminy Palisades, where the course of the water slows and changes direction at almost a right angle, nearly forcing the water back upon itself. [4] These palisades are located in Dark Hollow Park, operated by the county, and are flanked by Warwick Township to the south and Buckingham Township to the north. [5][6]

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