Conecuh River

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Conecuh River
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CountryUnited States
LocationPensacola, Florida, Brewton, Alabama, East Brewton, Alabama, Pollard, Alabama, Flomaton, Alabama, Riverview, Alabama
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - coordinates32°08′14″N 85°40′43″W / 32.1371°N 85.6786°W / 32.1371; -85.6786
River mouth 
 - locationGulf of Mexico
 - coordinates30°59′48″N 87°10′33″W / 30.9966°N 87.1758°W / 30.9966; -87.1758Coordinates: 30°59′48″N 87°10′33″W / 30.9966°N 87.1758°W / 30.9966; -87.1758
Length258 miles (415 km)[1]

The Conecuh River and Escambia River constitute a single 258-mile-long (415 km) river in Alabama and Florida in the United States.

The Conecuh River rises near Union Springs in the state and flows 198 miles (319 km)[1] in a general southwesterly direction into Florida near Century. The river's name changes from the Conecuh to the Escambia at the junction of Escambia Creek, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) downstream from the Florida-Alabama line. After this point, the Escambia River flows 60 miles (97 km)[1] south to Escambia Bay, an arm of Pensacola Bay.

Train unloading logs into Escambia River in the 1890s

The river is dredged in the lower course.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 15, 2011

External links[edit]

`* U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Escambia River