Black River (Indiana)

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Black River
Basin features
Main source Montgomery Township, Gibson County, Indiana
443 ft (135 m)
38°14′27″N 87°41′43″W / 38.2408333°N 87.6952778°W / 38.2408333; -87.6952778 (Black River origin)
River mouth Bethel Township, Posey County, Indiana
371 ft (113 m)
38°10′27″N 87°55′15″W / 38.1741667°N 87.9208333°W / 38.1741667; -87.9208333 (Black River mouth)Coordinates: 38°10′27″N 87°55′15″W / 38.1741667°N 87.9208333°W / 38.1741667; -87.9208333 (Black River mouth)
Progression Black River → Wabash → Ohio → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
Physical characteristics
Length 20 mi (32 km)
GNIS ID 431139

The Black River is a 19.6-mile-long (31.5 km)[1] river with headwaters located just south of Owensville, Indiana.[2] It flows southwest through southwestern Gibson County and northwestern Posey County under Interstate 64 between Poseyville and Griffin before emptying into the Wabash River just north of New Harmony.

See also[edit]

List of rivers of Indiana


  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
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Black River