New River (Santa Fe River)

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Coordinates: 29°55′14″N 82°25′05″W / 29.92056°N 82.41806°W / 29.92056; -82.41806
New River
River
NewRiverBridge.jpg
Old railroad trestle over the New River, future route of Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail as well as the Florida National Scenic Trail
Country United States
State Florida
Source New River Swamp
 - location Baker County
 - coordinates 30°10′02″N 82°07′58″W / 30.16722°N 82.13278°W / 30.16722; -82.13278
Mouth Santa Fe River
 - elevation 49 ft (15 m)
 - coordinates 29°55′14″N 82°25′05″W / 29.92056°N 82.41806°W / 29.92056; -82.41806
Length 31 mi (50 km)
[1][2][3]

New River is a 31-mile-long (50 km)[4] tributary of the Santa Fe River in northern Florida, USA. The river was used as the border to create Union County from Bradford County (formerly New River County, Florida) in 1921.

The Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail, a multi-use recreational trail that includes a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail, will, when completed, cross the New River southeast of the town of Lake Butler. The Florida Trail currently crosses the New River along State Road 100.

There are two other New Rivers in Florida, in Broward County and Liberty County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New River. Retrieved on 2008-06-30.
  2. ^ Boning, Charles R. (2007). Florida's Rivers. Pineapple Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-56164-400-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/state/palatka/default.htm Retrieved on 2009-04-06
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 18, 2011