Little River (Withlacoochee River tributary)

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Little River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Georgia

The Little River is a 105-mile-long (169 km)[1] tributary of the Withlacoochee River in the U.S. state of Georgia. Via the Withlacoochee and the Suwannee River its waters flow to the Gulf of Mexico. The Little River was also known historically as the Ockolocoochee River.

The Little River rises in northwestern Turner County, Georgia, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Ashburn. The river flows southeast into Tift County, passing west of Tifton, then turns more southerly as it becomes the boundary between Colquitt and Cook counties. The river subsequently becomes the boundary between Cook and Brooks counties, then between Brooks and Lowndes counties. It flows into the Withlacoochee River 4 miles (6 km) west of the center of Valdosta near the now abandoned town of Troupville, Georgia.

Recreation[edit]

Reed Bingham Lake

Reed Bingham State Park is a recreational area along the Little River. It includes a 375 acre (1.52 km²) lake created by a dam built in 1965 across the river.

Crossings[edit]

SR 37 crossing over Colquitt/Cook county line.
SR 133 crossing over Brooks/Lowndes county line.
Crossing Carries Image Location ID number Coordinates

Georgia[edit]

Jefferson Street 31°42′28″N 83°44′17″W / 31.707847°N 83.738176°W / 31.707847; -83.738176
Georgia 32.svgSR 32 Ashburn, Georgia to Leesburg, Georgia 31°41′33″N 83°42′08″W / 31.692374°N 83.702215°W / 31.692374; -83.702215
Georgia 112.svgSR 112 Ashburn, Georgia to Sylvester, Georgia 31°40′29″N 83°41′26″W / 31.674634°N 83.690581°W / 31.674634; -83.690581
Georgia, Ashburn, Sylvester and Camilla Railway (Closed 1971) 31°40′20″N 83°41′08″W / 31.672323°N 83.685480°W / 31.672323; -83.685480
Cannon Road 31°40′15″N 83°41′01″W / 31.670894°N 83.683701°W / 31.670894; -83.683701
Cofer Road 31°39′17″N 83°39′51″W / 31.654830°N 83.664245°W / 31.654830; -83.664245
Coverdale Highway 31°38′28″N 83°39′33″W / 31.640994°N 83.659159°W / 31.640994; -83.659159
Nesmith Road 31°36′17″N 83°37′53″W / 31.604853°N 83.631262°W / 31.604853; -83.631262
Little River Road 31°33′32″N 83°38′18″W / 31.559008°N 83.638366°W / 31.559008; -83.638366
Whiddens Bridge Ty Ty Whidden Mill Road 31°31′58″N 83°37′40″W / 31.532688°N 83.627662°W / 31.532688; -83.627662
Parkers Ford 31°30′12″N 83°36′08″W / 31.503447°N 83.602278°W / 31.503447; -83.602278
Upper Ty Ty Road 31°28′54″N 83°35′03″W / 31.481761°N 83.584119°W / 31.481761; -83.584119
Brunswick and Albany Railroad (Defunct) 31°27′39″N 83°34′43″W / 31.460794°N 83.578543°W / 31.460794; -83.578543
Five Bridges US 82.svg US 382 Ty Ty, Georgia to Tifton, Georgia 31°23′19″N 83°32′12″W / 31.388734°N 83.536776°W / 31.388734; -83.536776
Overstreet Bridge US 319.svg US 319 Moultrie, Georgia to Tifton, Georgia 31°23′29″N 83°32′29″W / 31.391326°N 83.541434°W / 31.391326; -83.541434
Tifton and Moultrie Railroad (Closed 1903, defunct) 31°23′19″N 83°32′12″W / 31.388734°N 83.536776°W / 31.388734; -83.536776
Omega-Eldorado Road 31°21′04″N 83°31′18″W / 31.351108°N 83.521744°W / 31.351108; -83.521744
Lott Bridge Lott Bridge Road 31°17′57″N 83°30′52″W / 31.299154°N 83.514511°W / 31.299154; -83.514511
Rentz Bridge Rentz Bridge Road (Defunct) 31°16′32″N 83°30′28″W / 31.275555°N 83.507725°W / 31.275555; -83.507725
Kinard Bridge Kinard Bridge Road 31°15′15″N 83°30′29″W / 31.254143°N 83.507980°W / 31.254143; -83.507980
Flat Ford 31°13′17″N 83°30′29″W / 31.221394°N 83.508194°W / 31.221394; -83.508194
Roundtree Bridge Roundtree Bridge Road Reed Bingham State Park 31°11′34″N 83°31′17″W / 31.192859°N 83.521367°W / 31.192859; -83.521367
Georgia 221.svg SR 221
Reed Bingham Road
Reed Bingham State Park 31°09′39″N 83°32′36″W / 31.160931°N 83.543237°W / 31.160931; -83.543237
Sparks Western Railway 31°09′36″N 83°32′35″W / 31.160057°N 83.543050°W / 31.160057; -83.543050
Whitehurst Bridge Georgia 37.svg SR 37 SR37 Bridge over Little River 1.JPG Moultrie, Georgia to Adel, Georgia 31°09′20″N 83°32′37″W / 31.155438°N 83.543581°W / 31.155438; -83.543581
McConnell Bridge McConnell Bridge Road and China Grove Church Road (Defunct) 31°07′21″N 83°33′18″W / 31.122613°N 83.555122°W / 31.122613; -83.555122
Burney Bridge Georgia 250.svg SR 250
Georgia 277.svg SR 277
31°04′05″N 83°33′53″W / 31.068035°N 83.564617°W / 31.068035; -83.564617
Live Oak, Perry & South Georgia Railroad 31°03′07″N 83°30′03″W / 31.052020°N 83.500841°W / 31.052020; -83.500841
Rock Bridge Georgia 76.svg SR 76 Barney, Georgia to Adel, Georgia 31°02′22″N 83°29′36″W / 31.039561°N 83.493342°W / 31.039561; -83.493342
Old Folsom Bridge (Closed and replaced early 1940s) 31°00′06″N 83°27′31″W / 31.001546°N 83.458540°W / 31.001546; -83.458540
Folsom Bridge Georgia 122.svg SR 122 31°00′02″N 83°27′25″W / 31.000444°N 83.456829°W / 31.000444; -83.456829
Miller Bridge (Formerly Joyces Ferry) Lawson Millpond Road and Morven Road 30°58′24″N 83°26′33″W / 30.973242°N 83.442477°W / 30.973242; -83.442477
Tucker Bridge Myers Bluff Road (Defunct) 30°55′32″N 83°26′12″W / 30.925687°N 83.436786°W / 30.925687; -83.436786
Georgia 133.svg SR 133 Little River and GA133 bridge.JPG Troupville, Georgia 30°51′10″N 83°20′48″W / 30.852887°N 83.346678°W / 30.852887; -83.346678

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 18, 2011

Coordinates: 30°50′52″N 83°20′52″W / 30.84770°N 83.34765°W / 30.84770; -83.34765