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Douglas Hollow is a tributary of North Branch Mehoopany Creek in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) long and flows through North Branch Township. It is also known as Douglas Hollow Brook.

Douglas Hollow begins in a valley between Douglas Hill and Oak Ridge in North Branch Township. The stream passes through a small unnamed pond and flows south for several tenths of a mile before turning south-southeast for several tenths of a mile. It then turns south and crosses Pennsylvania Route 87 before reaching its confluence with North Branch Mehoopany Creek.

Douglas Hollow joins North Branch Mehoopany Creek 2.60 miles (4.18 km) near Lovelton upstream of its mouth.

Douglas Hollow is a high-gradient stream (60 meters per kilometer (320 ft/mi)) that flows in a generally southerly direction. The stream is 0.9 meters (3.0 ft) wide and in an August 2001 study was found to be dry or nearly dry in its lower reaches, with the exception of some small, disconnected pools.

Douglas Hollow flows through a mix of forested and agricultural lands. The non-forested land is mostly in the middle and upper reaches of the watershed. A total of 55 percent of the stream's length is within 100 meters (330 ft) of a road, while all of it is within 300 meters (980 ft) of one. The population density of the stream's watershed was 3 people per square kilometer (8 per square mile) in 2000.

Richard E. Douglas came to the area around 1820. The following are recorded as living in the area:

Douglas Family Plot

Located on Richard S. Stark Farm by the pond, 1/2 mile up the dirt road.

Turn right off the Forkston to Lovelton road. Turn up road at the Dana Hulbirt Farm.


DOUGLAS, Clinton Albert, son of Isaac and Mary, d: 1843/53 5m

DOUGLAS, Lillie, dau. of A. and N., d: 18 Aug 1872 2y 1m 28d

DOUGLAS, Polly A. Kasson, wife of E. C., d: 10 July 1885 27y; Little Freddit, son, d: 21/27 (No Month or Year)

DOUGLAS, William, d: 18 Jan 1880 86y 6m

DOUGLAS, William Davis, son of William and Clarinda, d: 8 Aug 1847 6y 3m  (See below)

DOUGLAS, William H., son of (No Name), d: 1840

KASSON, Polly A., See Polly A. Kasson Douglas




Carlyle Elbert Douglas

Born 7 Jun 1850 in Lovelton, North Branch Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States; Died 12 Jul 1937 in Seattle, King, Washington, United States

Son of William Douglas and Clarinda Ferris

Brother of Mary Ann Douglas, Richard Chauncy Douglas, Jane Douglas, James Douglas, William Davis Douglas, Asa Douglas, Lydia Elizabeth Douglas, Isaac Wallace Douglas, John Douglas and  Jacqueline Douglas


Some of Carlyle's siblings were also born in Lovelton. This family are said to be descendants of William Douglas, b1610




Sources for this article include:

•  Laceyville Genealogy

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