Kokosing River

Kokosing River

Infobox River
river_name = Kokosing River

caption = The Kokosing River in Mount Vernon
origin = Morrow County, Ohio
mouth = Walhonding River, western Coshocton County, Ohio
basin_countries = United States
length = 57.2 mi (92.1 km)
elevation =
discharge =
watershed = 482 mi² (1248 km²).

The Kokosing River ("ko-KO-sing") is a tributary of the Walhonding River, 57.2 miles (92.1 km) long, in east-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 482 square miles (1248 km²). [ Ohio Department of Natural Resources. [http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/streams/ "A Guide to Ohio Streams."] [http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/streams/chapter10.pdf Chapter 10: Major Ohio Watersheds (pdf)] ]

The Kokosing River rises in Morrow County, northeast of Mount Gilead, and initially flows southwardly. It turns eastwardly near Chesterville and flows through Knox and Coshocton Counties, passing the communities of Mount Vernon, Howard and Gambier. In western Coshocton County the Kokosing joins the Mohican River to form the Walhonding River, about 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Nellie.DeLorme (1991). "Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer". Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-233-1 ]

Upstream of Mount Vernon, the Kokosing collects its largest tributary, the North Branch Kokosing River, [Gnis|1066117|North Branch Kokosing River] which rises in Morrow County and flows southeastwardly through Knox County, past Fredericktown.

Between Mount Vernon and Howard, the river is roughly paralleled by a rail trail, the Kokosing Gap Trail. [ [http://www.kokosinggaptrail.org/index.htm Kokosing Gap Trail website] ]

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Kokosing River has also been known historically as: [Gnis|1056385|Kokosing River]
*Kokoshing River
*Kokosing Stream
*Owl Creek
*Vernon River

ee also

*List of Ohio rivers


External links

* [http://reference.allrefer.com/gazetteer/K/K05867-kokosing-river.html Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry]

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