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The History of Chiques Creek

Chiques Creek

Lancaster County, PA

Our namesake, Chiques Creek, is a real creek that runs right along the northeastern boarder of East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County. Not only is the name Chiques Creek special to us because of our geographic proximity, but the creek also served as a power source for one of the earliest known hemp mills in the area, which was established at its junction with the neighboring Donegal Creek.

Chiques Creek originates in Lebanon County and flows south for 31.6 miles through Lebanon and Lancaster counties before spilling into the Susquehanna River. It’s name is quite unique with over 13 variants recognized over it’s history by the United States Geological Survey. In 1916, the name “Chickies Creek” was officially recognized until just 18 years ago, when they changed the spelling to “Chiques Creek” in 2002.

At Chiques Creek, we are proud to be a part of the revival of the hemp industry in Lancaster County. Full a full look at the history of hemp in Pennsylvania you can check out our Hemp Q&A page or check out this list of 10 things you never knew about Pennsylvania hemp history.

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