Tickfaw River

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Tickfaw River
River
Country United States
States Mississippi, Louisiana
County/Parish Amite County
Tangipahoa Parish
St. Helena Parish
Livingston Parish
Tributaries
 - left Blood River
Natalbany River
Pontchatoula River
Cities Easleyville, Louisiana
Holden, Louisiana,

Killian, Louisiana
Source West Branch Tickfaw River
 - location Amite County, Mississippi
 - elevation 279 ft (85 m)
 - coordinates 31°03′16″N 90°37′38″W / 31.05444°N 90.62722°W / 31.05444; -90.62722
Mouth Lake Maurepas
 - location Killian, Livingston Parish, Louisiana
 - elevation −3 ft (−1 m)
 - coordinates 30°20′36″N 90°28′27″W / 30.34333°N 90.47417°W / 30.34333; -90.47417Coordinates: 30°20′36″N 90°28′27″W / 30.34333°N 90.47417°W / 30.34333; -90.47417
Length 113 mi (182 km)

The Tickfaw River /ˈtɪkfɔː/ runs 113 miles (182 km)[1] from Amite County in southwest Mississippi to Livingston Parish in southeast Louisiana. Its mouth opens into Lake Maurepas, which conjoins with Lake Pontchartrain.[2]

The name Tickfaw (Tiak foha) is thought to be derived from the Choctaw phrase meaning "pine rest" or "Rest Among the Pines". [3] [4] Alternate/historical names and spellings:[5]

  • Rio De San Vicente
  • Rio De Tickfaw
  • Rio Go Tickfoha
  • Riviere Ticfoha
  • Ticfaw River
  • Tickfah River
  • Tickfaw Creek

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 20, 2011
  2. ^ The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000.
  3. ^ Sandy Nestor (24 May 2012). Indian Placenames in America. McFarland. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-7864-9339-5. 
  4. ^ William A. Read (30 October 1984). Indian Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-8173-0231-3. 
  5. ^ USGS Geographic Names Information System - Tickfaw River

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