Little Scioto River (Ohio River tributary)

The Little Scioto River is a tributary of the Ohio River, about 42.8 miles (68.9 km) long,[1] in southern Ohio in the United States. Via the Ohio River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River, draining an area of 233 square miles (600 km2).[2]

Little Scioto River
Near its confluence with the Ohio River at Sciotoville
Physical characteristics
Length43 miles (69 km)
Basin size233 sq mi (600 km2)

The Little Scioto River rises in western Jackson County and flows generally southwardly into Scioto County, near Minford. It flows into the Ohio River in the eastern part of the city of Portsmouth,[3] 6 miles (9.7 km) east of the town's center.[4]

The United States Board on Geographic Names settled on "Little Scioto River" as the stream's name in 1913. According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Little Scioto has also been known historically as "Brushy Fork," "Little Siota River" and "Little Sciota River."[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 26, 2011
  2. ^ Map of Ohio watersheds Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ DeLorme (1991). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1
  4. ^ Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Scioto River

Coordinates: 38°45′18″N 82°53′05″W / 38.7551°N 82.8846°W / 38.7551; -82.8846