Tchoutacabouffa River

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Coordinates: 30°43′5″N 89°39′22″W / 30.71806°N 89.65611°W / 30.71806; -89.65611
Tchoutacabouffa River
Country United States
State Mississippi
District Harrison County
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
 - coordinates 30°36′36″N 88°54′50″W / 30.61000°N 88.91389°W / 30.61000; -88.91389 [2]
Mouth Biloxi Bay
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
 - coordinates 30°43′5″N 89°39′22″W / 30.71806°N 89.65611°W / 30.71806; -89.65611 [3]
Length 31 mi (50 km) [4]

The Tchoutacabouffa River is a stream located in Harrison County, Mississippi, at a Latitude of 30.435 and Longitude of -88.99222.[3] The river's mouth is located just north of the city of Biloxi at Biloxi Bay and south of Interstate 10,[5] and it flows approximately 31 miles to the north.[6]

Southern Mississippi art potter George E. Ohr, who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, dug much of the clay he used for his works locally from the Tchoutacabouffa River.[7] Tchoutacabouffa is the Biloxi tribe's word for "broken pot."[8]

In 2000, the U.S. Geological Survey published the results of a two-dimensional analysis of flood flows at the State Highway 15/67 crossing of the Tchoutacabouffa River.[9]

Water flowing over Old Hwy 67 and MS 15 near their intersection in Harrison County on September 29, 1998 during the September 1998 flooding caused on the Tchoutacabouffa River by Hurricane Georges.


  1. ^ a b Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tchoutacabouffa River
  3. ^ a b "Tchoutacabouffa River". Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ Harrison, The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000.
  5. ^ "Tchoutacabouffa River (Harrison)". Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  6. ^ "Clean Water Act Status: Tchoutacabouffa River". 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  7. ^ Klein Albertson, Karla (2003-09-02). "The Odyssey of George E. Ohr". Antiques and the Arts Online. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  8. ^ McKee, Jesse O.; Velvelyn Blackwell Foster; Stephen Young; et al. (2005). Mississippi: The Magnolia State. Atlanta: Clairmont Press. p. 330. ISBN 1-56733-125-4. 
  9. ^ Winters, Karl E. (2000). Simulations of Flooding on Tchoutacabouffa River at State Highways 15 and 67 at D’Iberville, Mississippi. Pearl: U.S. Geological Survey. p. 29.