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North Branch Potomac River

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Head, source at Fairfax Stone, which today markes western limits of Maryland and corners of Grant and Tucker Counties.
Mouth, trends northeast to join South Branch Potomac River to form Potomac River.

Topo Map (Mouth)

Some source claim a (unidentified) Native American tribe called the North Branch the Co-hon-go-ru-ta, meaning the "river of the wild goose."

Variant Names

Cohongoronton, Kahun-gulta, North Branch, North Branch Patamac River