At its western end the C&D Canal merges with Back Creek, which flows into the Elk River about 8 miles from Chesapeake Bay proper. The Elk River separates high ground to the west from rolling farmland to the east. During the American Revolution, Continental and British ships used the Elk River to take troops to and from Head of Elk where they began marching to Philadelphia.
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