Roubidoux Creek

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Roubidoux Creek is a scenic tributary to the Gasconade River in south central Missouri named after French explorer Joseph Robidoux.[1] It is 57.4 miles (92.4 km) long.[2] Due to its colder water temperatures, it is listed as a trout stream. Roubidoux Spring is a landmark that is nestled three and a half miles south of the confluence of the creek and the Gasconade. The creek cuts north through Fort Leonard Wood before crossing underneath Interstate 44 and into the city limits of Waynesville.

The former townsite of Roubidoux is located at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Roubidoux at 37°25′21″N 92°08′53″W / 37.42250°N 92.14806°W / 37.42250; -92.14806.[3][4]

The Roubidoux joins the Gasconade River just north of Waynesville, and the confluence can be seen from Missouri Route 17. The mouth of the creek is located at coordinates 37°51′04″N 92°12′45″W / 37.8512°N 92.2125°W / 37.8512; -92.2125. It crosses under I-44 at 37°49′03″N 92°11′36″W / 37.8175°N 92.1932°W / 37.8175; -92.1932.

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  1. ^ "Texas County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 31, 2011
  3. ^ GNIS data
  4. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 54, ISBN 0-89933-224-2