Fox River (Little Wabash tributary)

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Fox River
Origin Jasper County southeast of Newton, Illinois
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Mouth Confluence with the Little Wabash River, Edwards County, Illinois
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Progression Fox River → Little Wabash → Wabash → Ohio → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
Length 46.4 mi (74.7 km)
Mouth elevation 381 ft (116 m)
GNIS ID 408638

The Fox River is a tributary of the Little Wabash River in southern Illinois.[1] It rises in Jasper County to the southeast of Newton and flows south past Olney, then joins the Little Wabash at the northeast corner of Edwards County, near Mt. Erie. The river is 46.4 miles (74.7 km) in length.[2]

There is a smaller "Fox River" that is a tributary of the Wabash River in southern Illinois, entering the Wabash near New Harmony, Indiana.

Cities, towns and counties

The following cities, towns and villages are in the Fox River watershed:

The following counties are at least partially drained by the Fox River:

Lakes and recreational areas

  • East Fork Lake
  • Olney Lake
  • Richland County Public Hunting Area

See also

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fox River
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 19, 2011

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