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Alvin and Deb Railing spend a recent afternoon fishing and reading on their boat as they enjoy the Conodoguinet Creek, North Middleton Township.

Jason Malmont, The Sentinel

The Conodoguinet Creek was named by Native Americans who lived in the area between Franklin and Cumberland counties about 350 years ago.

The creek flows approximately 70 miles throughout Cumberland County, Hopewell and East Pennsboro townships where its waters meet with the Susquehanna River, according to Water-Powered Mills of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Its water’s elevation is 1,680 feet at its highest point.

The creek is considered an asset to the county due to its popularity in outdoor recreation, historical value and its importance to early settlers in providing them with drinking water, fish and a place to wash their clothes and bodies.

Tyler Miles is a news reporter for The Sentinel covering Carlisle. Follow him on Twitter @TylerTMiles or email him at tmiles@cumberlink.com.

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