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Tallawanda Creek

Tallawanda Creek confusion was addressed by Dr. David T. Jones in his 1952 booklet, The Story of the Oxford Vicinity. "Just north of College Corner is the West Fork of Four Mile Creek," he wrote. "In the Oxford vicinity (including College Corner and Darrtown, but not much farther), Four Mile Creek is also known by its Indian name, Tallawanda. Preble County and Butler County Buckeyes often designate the West Fork of Four Mile Creek as Little Four Mile or Little Tallawanda." Jones said "over at Liberty, Indiana, the county seat of Union County, the Hoosiers think of the West Fork of Four Mile Creek as 'Big Four Mile,' and the little stream that runs parallel to it, finally emptying into Indian Creek, as 'Little Four Mile.' To avoid confusion between the Buckeye and Hoosier designations," Jones wrote," I suggest the name Little Four Mile Creek of Indian Creek." After Jones published his booklet, Tallawanda Creek was dammed in northeast Oxford Township in 1956. In April 1957, this formed 625-acre Acton Lake in Hueston Woods. (Also see the entry for Four Mile Creek.)


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