Marys River (Illinois)

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Marys River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in Illinois. It drains a small watershed between the Big Muddy River and the Kaskaskia River. It joins the Mississippi just southeast of Chester, near Kaskaskia. Because of its proximity to Kaskaskia – the capital of Illinois Territory and the first capital of the State of Illinois – Marys River was the site of early settlements leading into the interior of Illinois.

Marys River is approximately 41 miles (66 km) in length.[1]

Cities and counties[edit]

The following cities and towns are in the Marys River basin:

Parts of the following counties are in the Mary's River basin:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 13, 2011

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