Little Blue River (Missouri)

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Little Blue River is a 45.4-mile-long (73.1 km)[1] stream in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, that gave its name to the Battle of Little Blue River during the American Civil War. It rises in the southern Jackson County town of Grandview and empties into the Missouri River just west of the town of Sibley. Despite its name, it is not a tributary of the nearby Blue River. It should also not be confused with other Little Blue Rivers in the U.S.A.

Ridgelines of this historic watershed defined the wagon train routes first used by Santa Fe Trail Pioneers and Oregon Trail emigrants.[citation needed]


Confluence with the Missouri River in Jackson County, Missouri: 39°12′28″N 94°13′07″W / 39.20778°N 94.21856°W / 39.20778; -94.21856 (Little Blue River mouth)[2]
Cass County, Missouri: 38°49′44″N 94°31′52″W / 38.82890°N 94.53106°W / 38.82890; -94.53106 (Little Blue River source)[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b "Little Blue River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-22.