Mohican River Information (Geography)

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Mohican River
Mohican River.jpg
The Mohican River in northwestern Coshocton County, Ohio
Country United States
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationconfluence of Black and Clear Forks near Loudonville
 ⁃ coordinates 40°36′29″N 82°15′14″W / 40.60806°N 82.25389°W / 40.60806; -82.25389 [1]
 ⁃ location
Walhonding River, northwestern Coshocton County
 ⁃ coordinates
40°21′36″N 82°09′37″W / 40.36000°N 82.16028°W / 40.36000; -82.16028
MOHICAN RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

40°21′36″N 82°09′37″W / 40.36000°N 82.16028°W / 40.36000; -82.16028
Lengthapproximately 40 mi (64 km)
Basin size999 sq mi (2,590 km2)
Map of the Walhonding watershed showing the Mohican River and its tributaries

The Mohican River is a principal tributary of the Walhonding River, about 40 miles (64 km) long, [2] in north-central Ohio in the United States. Via the Walhonding, Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 999 square miles (2,587 km²). [3]

The Mohican River is formed in Ashland County, about 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Loudonville, [4] by the confluence of the Black Fork and the Clear Fork. [1] It then flows generally south-southeast through western Holmes and northeastern Knox Counties, past the community of Brinkhaven, into northwestern Coshocton County, where it joins the Kokosing River to form the Walhonding River. [4] It collects the Lake Fork in Holmes County. [4]

Near Brinkhaven the river is spanned by the Bridge of Dreams, the second longest covered bridge in Ohio.

Variant names and spellings

The river was named after the Mohican Indian tribe. [5] According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Mohican River has also been known historically as: [1]

  • Margrets Creek
  • Mohecan Creek
  • Mohiccan Creek
  • Mohiccan John Creek
  • Mohiccon Creek
  • Mohickan Creek
  • Mohickin Johns River

See also


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mohican River
  2. ^ Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A Guide to Ohio Streams. Chapter 10: Major Ohio Watersheds (pdf)
  4. ^ a b c DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN  0-89933-233-1.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 211.