The Miskatonic seems to follow a west-to-east path across Massachusetts, originating from springs in the hills west of Dunwich. It runs eastward past Dunwich, turns southeast, and flows through Arkham. The river empties into the sea two miles to the south near Kingsport, which lies just to the northeast.
Later writers of Lovecraftian horror, especially those building on his Cthulhu Mythos, have described the area surrounding the Miskatonic Valley and its outflow as Lovecraft Country.
Read more about this topic: Miskatonic