Name the Brook
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The winner of the Name the Brook competition has been chosen: It is Sweet Water Run. The winner will be submitted to the United States Geographic Names Board. Thank you for voting!
The other names in the competition will be repurposed as names for other streams flowing through Honey Brook Borough and Township:
* Horseshoe Stream, better suited to “Unnamed Tributary #5 to the West Branch of the Brandywine,” runs beneath state Route 322, known as Horseshoe Pike. Officially, this road was named Paxton Road and later the Downingtown-Harrisburg Pike, but Honey Brookers called it Horseshoe Pike because many a horse’s shoe was dropped along the steep hill on the way west out of town, near Unnamed Tributary #5.
* Umble Creek, better suited to “Tributary 39” of the West Branch, runs through Umble Park, named for James A. Umble, who served as supervisor of Honey Brook Township for over 40 years. His brother Harold was active on Borough Council. Both Borough and Township residents benefit from Umble Park.
* Suplee Run, better suited to an “Unnamed Tributary of the East Branch of the Brandywine,” runs right through the Village of Suplee along Suplee Road. Suplee was once a bustling hub of activity, with two train lines serving its train station, a general store, and a post office.
* Wawassan Run, better suited to “Tributary 42” to the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek, runs parallel to Wawassan Drive. Wawassan is the Lenape word for “sweet water;” the Lenape were the original residents of the area before European settlers arrived.