Walhonding River

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Walhonding River
Walhonding River Warsaw Ohio.jpg
The Walhonding River in Warsaw in 2006
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Confluence of the Kokosing and Mohican Rivers, Coshocton County, Ohio
River mouth Joins the Tuscarawas River to form the Muskingum River at Coshocton, Ohio
Basin size 2,252 sq mi (5,830 km2)
Physical characteristics
Length 23.5 mi (37.8 km)
Map of the Walhonding River and its tributaries.
The Walhonding River at Coshocton in 2004

The Walhonding River is a principal tributary of the Muskingum River,[1] 23.5 miles (37.8 km) long,[2] in east-central Ohio in the United States. Via the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. It drains an area of 2,252 square miles (5,833 km²).[2]

The Walhonding flows for its entire length in Coshocton County. It is formed by the confluence of the Mohican River and the Kokosing River and flows generally east-southeast,[3] passing through Mohawk Dam, which was built in the 1930s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of flood control in the Muskingum River watershed,[4] and through the towns of Nellie and Warsaw. Downstream of Warsaw it collects Killbuck Creek. It meets the Tuscarawas River at the city of Coshocton to form the Muskingum River.[3]

Variant names[edit]

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Walhonding River has also been known historically as:[5]

  • Walhandink River
  • White Woman Creek
  • White Woman River
  • White Womans Creek
  • White Womans River
  • Whitemans Creek
  • Whitewoman Creek
  • Whitewomans Creek
  • Wolhonding River

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 40°22′31″N 81°40′25″W / 40.3753°N 81.6737°W / 40.3753; -81.6737