Black Warrior River

Navigable river, western Alabama, U.S. Formed by the confluence of the Locust and Mulberry forks in Jefferson county, it flows southwest through coalfields to join the Tombigbee River near Demopolis.

The river is 178 mi (286 km) long and furnishes waterpower above Tuscaloosa.

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      river in western Alabama, U.S. It is formed by the Locust and Mulberry forks about 20 miles (30 km) west of Birmingham and flows about 180 miles (290 km) southwest to join the Tombigbee River near Demopolis. The river is navigable, and with the Tombigbee it forms a link in the inland waterway between Mobile and Birmingham. It drains an area of 6,275 square miles (16,250 square km). The name is a translation of tuscaloosa, coined from two Choctaw words: tashka (“warrior”) and lusa (“black”).

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  • Black-Warrior-River — (spr. Bläck Wärrier Riwwer), Fluß im Staate Alabama, entsteht aus dem Mulberry u. Locust Fork u. ergießt sich in den Tombigbee; 30 Meilen von seiner Mündung aus wird er für Dampfboote schiffbar; seinen Ufern entlang finden sich viel Steinkohlen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Black Warrior River — Black Warrior River, s. Tombigbee …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Black Warrior River — Infobox River river name = Black Warrior River image size = 288px caption = Bankhead Lock and Dam, impounding Bankhead Lake on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa County origin = Confluence of the Mulberry and Locust forks mouth = Tombigbee… …   Wikipedia

  • Black Warrior River — Sp Júodojo Kãrio ùpė Ap Black Warrior River L JAV (Alabama) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Black Warrior River — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River — Mulberry Fork Origin …   Wikipedia

  • Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River — Infobox River river name = Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River image size = caption = origin = mouth = basin countries = length = elevation = mouth elevation = discharge = watershed = The Locust Fork, in North Central Alabama, is one of three… …   Wikipedia

  • Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River — Infobox River river name = Sipsey Fork image size = caption = origin = mouth = basin countries = length = elevation = mouth elevation = discharge = watershed = The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River is located in Alabama, USA, and is formed… …   Wikipedia

  • List of crossings of the Black Warrior River — This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Black Warrior River from its confluence at the Tombigbee River near Demopolis upstream to its source at the confluence of the Mulberry and Locust forks in Jefferson County.CrossingsReferences*… …   Wikipedia

  • Black Warrior — geographical name river 178 miles (286 kilometers) central Alabama flowing into the Tombigbee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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