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is a 28 miles (45.1 km) tributary of the Kishwaukee River
The Kishwaukee River, sometimes locally known as simply "The Kish", is a river in the U.S. state of Illinois. "The Kish" is famous for its high number of bridges that cross within its 100-year floodplain.-Location:...
in northern Illinois
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, United States.
The creek runs north through southeastern Ogle County, where it cuts through Galena limestone
The Galena Group or Galena Limestone refers to a sedimentary sequence of Ordovician limestone that was deposited atop the Decorah Shale. It is part of the Ordovician stratigraphy of the Upper Midwestern United States. It was deposited in a calm marine environment, and is fossiliferous....
and blue limestone. The Killbuck passes through Pine Rock Township
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, where a stone quarry was once located. The mouth of Killbuck Creek is located about 1 miles (1.6 km) north of Kilbuck Bluffs Forest Preserve, a Winnebago County
Winnebago County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 295,266, which is an increase of 6.1% from 278,418 in 2000...
park. In terms of square miles drained, Killbuck Creek is the third largest tributary of the Kishwaukee River behind the South Branch Kishwaukee River
The South Branch Kishwaukee River is a tributary of the Kishwaukee River in northern Illinois. The South Branch is the main branch of the Kishwaukee River, joining it above its confluence with the Rock River...
and Coon Creek
Coon Creek is a tributary of the Kishwaukee River in northern Illinois.-Course:Coon Creek flows north from DeKalb County, Illinois into McHenry County. The stream continues flowing northwest from the DeKalb County-McHenry County line until it empties into the Kishwaukee River in Boone County...