Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

waterway, Alabama-Mississippi, United States
      American waterway linking the Tennessee River in northeastern Mississippi with the Tombigbee River in western Alabama. The 234-mile (376-kilometre) system of locks and canals along the upper Tombigbee River south to Demopolis, Ala., gives access via the lower Tombigbee to the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, Ala. The waterway was built (1971–84) to provide an alternate and shorter route to the Gulf than the Mississippi River for Appalachian coal and agricultural products from neighbouring Southern states, as well as to draw more businesses to the region. Barge traffic began moving along the system in January 1985.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway — The Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway (popularly known as the Tenn Tom) is a 234 mile (377 km) artificial waterway that provides a connecting link between the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers. The waterway begins at Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River …   Wikipedia

  • Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway — geographical name waterway 234 miles (374 kilometers) long from Tennessee River on Tennessee Mississippi border to Tombigbee River in W central Alabama …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tombigbee River — The Tombigbee River is a tributary of the Mobile River, approximately 400 mi (644 km) long, in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Alabama. It is one of two major rivers, along with the Alabama River, that unite to form the short Mobile River… …   Wikipedia

  • Tombigbee River — River, Alabama, U.S. Formed by the confluence of the river s eastern and western forks near Amory, Miss. , it crosses the Alabama border western of Carrollton and flows south nearly 400 mi (650 km) to join the Alabama River and form the Mobile… …   Universalium

  • Tennessee River — Navigable river, Tennessee, northern Alabama, and western Kentucky, U.S. Formed by the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers in eastern Tennessee, it flows 652 mi (1,049 km) before joining the Ohio River in Kentucky. During the… …   Universalium

  • Tennessee River — This article is about the river. For the song, see Tennessee River (song). Coordinates: 37°04′02″N 88°33′53″W / 37.06722°N 88.56472°W / …   Wikipedia

  • Tennessee — /ten euh see /, n. 1. a state in the SE United States. 4,590,750; 42,246 sq. mi. (109,415 sq. km). Cap.: Nashville. Abbr.: TN (for use with zip code), Tenn. 2. a river flowing from E Tennessee through N Alabama, W Tennessee, and SW Kentucky into… …   Universalium

  • Río Tombigbee — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Río Tombigbee …   Wikipedia Español

  • John C. Stennis Lock and Dam — Aerial view of John C. Stennis Lock and Dam. View is upriver to the north northwest. The John C. Stennis Lock and Dam, formerly named Columbus Lock and Dam, is one of four lock and dam structures on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway that generally …   Wikipedia

  • Community Development Foundation Tupelo — The Community Development Foundation is the local Economic Community Development organization for Tupelo/Lee County, Mississippi, and advertises itself as the local Chamber of Commerce. At the same time, it has had a controversial history in the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.