Little River (Goose Creek tributary)

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Little River
Country United States
State Virginia
Region Loudoun County, Fauquier County
Part of Goose Creek
 - location Marshall
 - coordinates 38°52′53″N 77°48′29″W / 38.8815016°N 77.8080498°W / 38.8815016; -77.8080498
Mouth Potomac River
 - location Aldie
 - elevation 259 ft (79 m)
 - coordinates 39°01′15″N 77°36′05″W / 39.0209419°N 77.6013811°W / 39.0209419; -77.6013811Coordinates: 39°01′15″N 77°36′05″W / 39.0209419°N 77.6013811°W / 39.0209419; -77.6013811
Length 23.4 mi (38 km)

Little River is a 23.4-mile-long (37.7 km)[2] tributary stream of Goose Creek in Fauquier and Loudoun counties in northern Virginia. Via Goose Creek, it is a tributary of the Potomac River.

The stream rises to the east of Marshall in Fauquier County and flows northwards along the western base of the Bull Run Mountains to Aldie, where it passes between the Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain. It then flows northward along the eastern slope of the latter mountain, joining Goose Creek east of Oatlands.

The Little River Turnpike (present-day U.S. Route 50/State Route 236) derives its name from the stream, as its western terminus was at the Little River in Aldie where it intersected the Ashby's Gap Turnpike and Snickersville Turnpike.

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  1. ^ "Little River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed August 15, 2011