Fish River (Alabama)

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Fish River
Origin 30°44′28″N 87°47′56″W / 30.74102°N 87.79888°W / 30.74102; -87.79888
Mouth 30°24′49″N 87°49′31″W / 30.41353°N 87.82526°W / 30.41353; -87.82526

Fish River is a 28.9-mile-long (46.5 km)[1] river in Baldwin County, Alabama. It originates at 30°44′28″N 87°47′56″W / 30.74102°N 87.79888°W / 30.74102; -87.79888, near Stapleton, and discharges into Weeks Bay at 30°24′49″N 87°49′31″W / 30.41353°N 87.82526°W / 30.41353; -87.82526 in Magnolia Springs.[2] It was named by the original French colonists as the Riviere Aux Poissons,[2] which can be translated into English as Fish River.

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