Tyger River

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Tyger River is a stream in the U.S. state of South Carolina.[1] The lower part of the river forms part of the border between Union County and Newberry County. The mouth of the river, where it joins the Broad River is the tripoint for Union, Newberry, and Fairfield Counties. Pollution in the river was the source of dispute in Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.

The Tyger River was named for its "tiger-like" current, according to local history.[2]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyger River
  2. ^ Lake, William C. (22 June 1935). "Names of Union Streams Have Interesting History". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. pp. A1. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

Coordinates: 34°29′43″N 81°25′26″W / 34.49528°N 81.42389°W / 34.49528; -81.42389