Fowl River

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Fowl River
Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ coordinates30°33′22″N 88°14′07″W / 30.55602°N 88.23528°W / 30.55602; -88.23528
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
30°27′00″N 88°06′31″W / 30.45013°N 88.10872°W / 30.45013; -88.10872 (East Fowl River)
30°21′51″N 88°11′16″W / 30.36414°N 88.18775°W / 30.36414; -88.18775 (West Fowl River)
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Basin sizeMississippi Coastal

Fowl River is a 14.4-mile-long (23.2 km)[1] brackish river in Mobile County, Alabama. It originates near the Mobile suburb of Theodore and then splits into the East Fowl River and the West Fowl River. The East Fowl River discharges into Mobile Bay south of Belle Fontaine.[2] The West Fowl River discharges into the Mississippi Sound east of Coden.[3] It was named by the original French colonists as the Riviere aux Poules, which can be translated into English as Fowl River.[4]

The famed Irish pirate Paddy Scott would regularly enter and leave the river.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved Feb 23, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: East Fowl River
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Fowl River
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fowl River
  5. ^ Keyes, Pam. "Fowl River". Historia Obscura. Retrieved 21 September 2018.