Big Blue River (Indiana)

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The Big Blue River in Henry County, southwest of New Castle.

The Big Blue River is an 83.8-mile-long (134.9 km)[1] tributary of the Driftwood River in east-central Indiana in the United States. Via the Driftwood, White, Wabash and Ohio rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.


The Big Blue rises in northeastern Henry County and flows generally southwestwardly through Rush, Hancock, Shelby and Johnson counties, past the towns of New Castle, Knightstown, Carthage, Morristown, Shelbyville and Edinburgh. It joins Sugar Creek to form the Driftwood River 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Edinburgh. At Shelbyville, it collects the Little Blue River.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 19, 2011
  • Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry
  • DeLorme (1998). Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-211-0.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Blue River

Coordinates: 39°20′49″N 85°59′33″W / 39.346814°N 85.992523°W / 39.346814; -85.992523