Tangipahoa River

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Tangipahoa
River
CountryUnited States
StatesMississippi, Louisiana
County/ParishPike County
Amite County
Lincoln County
Tangipahoa Parish
CitiesOsyka, Mississippi
Kentwood, Louisiana
Amite, Louisiana,

Hammond, Louisiana
Robert, Louisiana
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
SourceLittle Tangipahoa River
 - locationOsyka, Pike County, Mississippi
 - elevation269 ft (82 m)
 - coordinates31°06′29″N 90°28′32″W / 31.10806°N 90.47556°W / 31.10806; -90.47556
MouthLake Pontchartrain
 - locationSoutheast Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
 - elevation-3 ft (-1 m)
 - coordinates30°20′12″N 90°16′26″W / 30.33667°N 90.27389°W / 30.33667; -90.27389
Length122 mi (196 km)
 
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Coordinates: 30°20′12″N 90°16′26″W / 30.33667°N 90.27389°W / 30.33667; -90.27389
Tangipahoa
River
CountryUnited States
StatesMississippi, Louisiana
County/ParishPike County
Amite County
Lincoln County
Tangipahoa Parish
CitiesOsyka, Mississippi
Kentwood, Louisiana
Amite, Louisiana,

Hammond, Louisiana
Robert, Louisiana
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
SourceLittle Tangipahoa River
 - locationOsyka, Pike County, Mississippi
 - elevation269 ft (82 m)
 - coordinates31°06′29″N 90°28′32″W / 31.10806°N 90.47556°W / 31.10806; -90.47556
MouthLake Pontchartrain
 - locationSoutheast Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
 - elevation-3 ft (-1 m)
 - coordinates30°20′12″N 90°16′26″W / 30.33667°N 90.27389°W / 30.33667; -90.27389
Length122 mi (196 km)

The Tangipahoa River (/tænɨpəˈh.ə/ tan-ji-pə-HOH) originates northwest of McComb in southwest Mississippi, and runs south 122 miles (196 km)[1] through Lake Tangipahoa in Percy Quin State Park before passing into southeast Louisiana. Its mouth opens into the northwest region of Lake Pontchartrain.[2]

Alternate/historical names and spellings:[3]

  • Rio Tanchipaho
  • Taensapaoa River
  • Tanchipaho River
  • Tanchipao River
  • Tandgepao River
  • Tandgi-pao River
  • Tangipaho River
  • Tansypaho River
  • Tanzipao River
  • Taugipahoa River
  • Tuckepaw River
  • Big Tangipahoa River

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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. ^ Columbia Gazetteer of North America, 2000
  3. ^ USGS Geographic Names Information System - Tickfaw River

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