Watts Creek

Dates

N/A

Other Names

None

River

Choptank Tributary

Mile

18.5, mouth of creek

County

Caroline

Watts Creek is a small tributary of the Choptank River where tradition claims pirate Captain Kidd found refuge.  Buried treasure reputedly has been sought along its banks.  This local legend is probably based on the exploits of the 17th century Chesapeake Bay pirate, Roger Makeele, who operated out of Watts Island in Tangier Sound.

Today the tributary is silted in and no longer navigable for even small craft.  A pungy shipwreck was pulled from the river near the mouth of Watts Creek in the 1960s.

 

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River Sections:
Lower Choptank
Lower Tributaries
Middle Choptank
Tuckahoe

Historic Sites on the Upper Choptank River

Todd Wharf
Downes Landing
Two Johns
Keenes Landing
Towers Wharf
Potters Landing
Potters Mill
Lyford Landing
Pealiquor Ldg
Pungy Shipwreck
Watts Creek
Vesper Shipwreck
West Denton
Denton
Denton Wharves
Denton Bridges
Denton Ferries
Pig Point
Neck Meeting House
QARR Bridge
Adams Landing
Ridgely Waterfront
Hardcastle Ldg
Barwicks Ferry
Melvills Warehse
Smith Landing
Brigantine Ldg
Sangstons Ldg
Passapea Ldg
Landing Ck Ldg
Brick Mill Landing
Greensboro
G'boro Wharves
G'boro Bridges
Sandy Is Bridge
Choptank Mills