Little Hocking River

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Coordinates: 39°15′47″N 81°41′39″W / 39.26306°N 81.69417°W / 39.26306; -81.69417
Little Hocking River
Little Hocking River West Branch.jpg
The West Branch of the Little Hocking River in Belpre Township in 2006
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington County
Tributaries
 - right East Branch Little Hocking River, Little West Branch Little Hocking River, West Branch Little Hocking River
Source
 - location Fairfield Township
 - elevation 932 ft (284 m) [1]
 - coordinates 39°23′48″N 81°42′59″W / 39.39667°N 81.71639°W / 39.39667; -81.71639 [2]
Mouth Ohio River
 - location Little Hocking
 - elevation 584 ft (178 m) [2]
 - coordinates 39°15′47″N 81°41′39″W / 39.26306°N 81.69417°W / 39.26306; -81.69417 [2]
Length 18.4 mi (30 km) [1]
Basin 102 sq mi (264 km2) [1]
Map of the Little Hocking River and its watershed.

The Little Hocking River is a small tributary of the Ohio River, 18.4 miles (29.6 km) long, in southeastern Ohio in the United States. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 102 square miles (260 km2) on the unglaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau. The river flows for its entire length in southwestern Washington County; its tributaries also drain a small area of southeastern Athens County.[3][4]

The Little Hocking River rises in Fairfield Township between the communities of Barlow and Bartlett and initially flows southeastward through southwestern Barlow Township into Dunham Township, where it is dammed to form Veto Lake,[5][6] which is surrounded by the 160-acre (0.65 km2) Veto Lake State Wildlife Area.[7][8] Downstream of Veto Lake, the river flows southwestward into Belpre Township; near its mouth it turns eastward and flows into the Ohio River at the community of Little Hocking.[3][4]

Among the Little Hocking River's tributaries are three with names derived from that of the main stream:

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Little Hocking River has also been known historically as "Little Hockhocken River," "Little Hockhockin River," and "Little Hockhocking River."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ohio Department of Natural Resources (August 2001). "Gazetteer of Ohio Streams". p. 69. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Little Hocking River (Feature ID #1066810)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e United States Geological Survey. "The National Map viewer". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1991. p. 81. ISBN 0-89933-233-1. 
  5. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Veto Lake (Feature ID #1070976)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Veto Lake Dam (Feature ID #1078389)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. "Where to boat: Washington County". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  8. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Veto Lake Wildlife Area (Feature ID #1050612)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  9. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for East Branch Little Hocking River (Feature ID #1066696)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  10. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for Little West Branch Little Hocking River (Feature ID #1042695)". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  11. ^ Geographic Names Information System. "Geographic Names Information System entry for West Branch Little Hocking River (Feature ID #1077164)". Retrieved 2010-07-04.