Fourche River

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Fourche River
Country United States
State Arkansas, Missouri
Source near Poynor, Missouri
 - coordinates 36°31′05″N 90°57′01″W / 36.51806°N 90.95028°W / 36.51806; -90.95028
Mouth Pocahontas, Arkansas
 - elevation 246 ft (75 m)
 - coordinates 36°16′03″N 90°57′01″W / 36.26750°N 90.95028°W / 36.26750; -90.95028Coordinates: 36°16′03″N 90°57′01″W / 36.26750°N 90.95028°W / 36.26750; -90.95028
Length 32.4 mi (52 km)

The Fourche River is a tributary of the Black River located in Northeast Arkansas and ending in Randolph County, Arkansas near Pocahontas at its confluence with the Black River.[1] The source is the confluence of Fourche Creek and the west Fork of the Fourche Creek in Ripley County, Missouri.[2][3] The Fourche River flows for 32.4 miles (52.1 km) in Missouri and Arkansas.[4]

Other streams in Arkansas with similar names include the Fourche La Fave River that joins the Arkansas River near Bigelow, Arkansas and the Fourche Creek south of Little Rock, Arkansas.


  1. ^ Arkansas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 2004, 2nd edition, p. 28, ISBN 0-89933-345-1
  2. ^ GNIS data
  3. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 66, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 9, 2011

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