- Root River (Wisconsin)
The Root River is a
river, about 35 mi (55 km) long, that flows to Lake Michiganat the city of Racine in southeastern Wisconsinin the United States. Racine and Racine County are named for the river, as "racine" is the French word for root.
The Root River rises in Waukesha County in the
Milwaukeesuburb of New Berlin and flows generally southeastwardly through the Milwaukee County suburbs of West Allis, Greenfield, Greendale and Franklin, into Racine County, where it enters Lake Michigan at Racine.
According to the
Geographic Names Information System, the Root River has also been known historically as:
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* [http://www.bartleby.com/69/45/R04345.html Columbia Gazetteer of North America entry]
DeLorme(1992). "Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer". Freeport, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-247-1.
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