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Amite River
An excursion steamer on the Amite River in Louisiana (circa 1895).jpg
Amite River watershed
EtymologyFrench amitié ("friendship"), or Choctaw himmita ("young") [1]
Country United States
State Mississippi, Louisiana
Counties Lincoln, Amite
Parishes East Feliciana, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston
City Denham Springs
Physical characteristics
SourceWest Fork Amite River
 ⁃ location Amite County, Mississippi
 ⁃ coordinates 31°19′19″N 90°43′40″W / 31.32194°N 90.72778°W / 31.32194; -90.72778
2nd sourceEast Fork Amite River
 ⁃ location Lincoln County, Mississippi
 ⁃ coordinates 31°26′05″N 90°37′12″W / 31.43472°N 90.62000°W / 31.43472; -90.62000
Source confluence 
 ⁃ location St. Helena Parish and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
 ⁃ coordinates 30°59′38″N 90°50′06″W / 30.99389°N 90.83500°W / 30.99389; -90.83500
Mouth Lake Maurepas
 ⁃ location
Livingston Parish, Louisiana
 ⁃ coordinates
30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
AMITE RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

30°17′53″N 90°33′37″W / 30.29806°N 90.56028°W / 30.29806; -90.56028
Length117 mi (188 km)
Basin features
 ⁃ right Comite River, Bayou Manchac

The Amite River /ˈ.mɛt/ is a tributary of Lake Maurepas in Mississippi and Louisiana in the United States. It is about 117 miles (188 km) long. [2] It starts as two forks in southwestern Mississippi and flows south through Louisiana, passing Greater Baton Rouge, to Lake Maurepas. The lower 37 miles (59.5 km) of the river is navigable. A portion of the river is diverted via the Petite Amite River and Amite Diversion Canal to the Blind River, which also flows to Lake Maurepas.


See also


  1. ^ Baca, Keith A. (26 April 2019). "Native American Place Names in Mississippi". Univ. Press of Mississippi – via Google Books.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed June 20, 2011

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