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Encyclopedia > List of rivers in Virginia

This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...

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By Drainage Basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries alphabetically indented under each larger stream's name. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Pocomoke River is a river, approximately 45 mi (72 km) long, in southern Delaware and southeastern Maryland in the United States. ...

Chesapeake Bay

Potomac Drainage Basin
Shenandoah Drainage Basin
Rappahannock Drainage Basin
  • Rappahannock River
    • Corrotoman River
    • Piscataway Creek
    • Rapidan River
      • Robinson River
        • Rose River
      • South River
      • Conway River
      • Staunton River
    • Hazel River
      • Thornton River
        • Rush River
          • Covington River
        • Piney River
      • Hughes River
    • Jordan River
  • Piankatank River
    • Dragon Swamp
  • East River
  • North River
  • Ware River
  • Severn River
York Drainage Basin
James Drainage Basin

The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Image File history File links This is a map of the Potomac River Watershed. ... Image File history File links This is a map of the Potomac River Watershed. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Hull Creek is a tributary of the tidal portion of the Potomac River in Northumberland County in Virginias Northern Neck. ... The Coan River is a river in Virginias Northern Neck region. ... The Yeocomico River is a small tributary of the southern tidal portion of the Potomac River in Virginias Northern Neck. ... Popes Creek is a small tidal tributary stream of the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ... Potomac Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River in King George and Stafford counties, Virginia. ... Aquia Creek is a tributary of the tidal segment of the Potomac River located in Northern Virginia. ... Chopawamsic Creek is a tributary stream of the Potomac River in Prince William and Stafford counties, Virginia. ... Quantico Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... Neabsco Creek is a tributary of the lower tidal segment of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... The Occoquan River flows into the Potomac River at Belmont Bay, and is located in Northern Virginia, along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Bull Run is a free-flowing tributary stream of the Potomac River that originates from a spring in the Bull Run Mountains in Loudoun County, Virginia and flows south to the Occoquan River. ... Pohick Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Pohick Creek empties into the Potomac at Pohick Bay which itself empties into Gunston Cove with Accotink Bay. ... Accotink Creek is a tidal tributary stream of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Dogue Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia. ... Hunting Creek is a tributary stream o the Potomac River between the City o Alexandria and airax County in Virginia. ... Goose Creek is a meandering watercourse in Northern Virginia. ... Little River is a tributary stream of Goose Creek in Northern Virginia. ... Catoctin Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. The Catoctin Creeks watershed occupies 59,000 acres. ... Catoctin Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. The Catoctin Creeks watershed occupies 59,000 acres. ... Catoctin Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. The Catoctin Creeks watershed occupies 59,000 acres. ... Image File history File links Shenandoah_watershed. ... Image File history File links Shenandoah_watershed. ... Shenandoah River Watershed Canoeing on the Shenandoah River, near Winchester, Virginia This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... The North Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks, along with the South Fork, that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The South Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The South River is one of the two main tributaries of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. ... The North River is a river, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, in the mountains and Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia, the United States. ... Opequon Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River. ... Back Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River that flows north from Frederick County, Virginia to Berkeley County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... Sleepy Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River, belonging to the Chesapeake Bays watershed. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... The Rappahannock at sunset The Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia in the United States, approximately 184 mi (294 km). ... The Rapidan River is the largest tributary of the Rappahannock River in North-central Virginia. ... The Jordan River is located in the Shenandoah region of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Image File history File links Yorkrivermap. ... Image File history File links Yorkrivermap. ... The York River is a navigable estuary, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Pamunkey River is a tributary of the York River, about 90 mi (145 km) long, in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The North Anna River is a principal tributary of the Pamunkey River, about 70 mi (115 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Back River is an estuarine inlet of the Chesapeake Bay between the independent cities of Hampton and Poquoson in the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia. ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the... The Hampton River is a short tidal estuary which empties into Hampton Roads near its mouth. ... The Elizabeth River is a short tidal estuary forming an arm of Hampton Roads at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia in the United States. ... Image File history File links Jamesrivermap. ... Image File history File links Jamesrivermap. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ... The Nansemond River is a tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The Warwick River is a short tidal estuary which empties into the James River a few miles from Hampton Roads at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia in the United States. ... Chickahominy also known as the Chick is a river in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864. ... The Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Powhite Creek is located near the unincorporated community of Bon Air in Chesterfield County and flows into the independent city of Richmond in central Virginia. ... The Willis River is a short tributary of the James River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Rivanna River is a tributary of the James River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Rivanna River is a tributary of the James River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Rivanna River is a tributary of the James River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Mechums River is a short tributary of the South Fork of the Rivanna River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Moormans River is a short tributary of the South Fork of the Rivanna River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Rockfish River is a tributary of the James River, about 40 mi (65 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Maury River is a tributary of the James River, 40 mi (64 km) long, in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The Cowpasture is one of the chief rivers contributing to the James River of Virginia. ... Lynnhaven River is located in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia and flows into the Chesapeake Bay west of Cape Henry at Lynnhaven Inlet. ...

Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake Bay

  • North Landing River
    • Pocaty River
  • Northwest River
Chowan Drainage Basin
Roanoke Drainage Basin
  • Roanoke River (or Staunton River)
    • Dan River
      • Hyco River
      • Banister River
        • Sandy Creek
        • Stinking River
      • Sandy River
      • Smith River
      • Mayo River
        • Mayo River
        • Mayo River
      • Little Dan River
        • Browns Dan River
    • Roanoke Creek
    • Club Creek
    • Falling River
      • Little Falling River
    • Seneca River
    • Otter River
      • Big Otter River
      • Little Otter River
    • Goose Creek
    • Pigg River
    • Blackwater River
  • Pee Dee River (NC)
    • Yadkin River (NC)
      • Ararat River
      • Fisher River

The Meherrin River begins in central Virginia about 50 miles northwest of Emporia. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... The Nottoway River is in Southern Virginia and North Carolina Cities and towns Cities and towns along the river include: Courtland, Virginia See Also List of rivers of the Americas List of Virginia rivers Cactus Hill Categories: | | | ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, approximately 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Dan River flows in both North Carolina and Virginia, USA. It arises in the state of Virginia in Patrick County and crosses the state border into Stokes County. ...

Ohio Drainage Basin

New River Drainage Basin

The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately 164 mi (264 km) long, in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky in the United States. ... The Tug Fork at Williamson, West Virginia in 1996. ... Image File history File links NewRiver_watershed. ... Image File history File links NewRiver_watershed. ... Map of the Kanawha River watershed, with the New River and its watershed highlighted. ... The Bluestone River is a tributary of the New River in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The East River is a short tributary of the New River in Mercer County, West Virginia and a small portion of Giles County, Virginia, in the United States. ... The Little River, a tributary of the New River, is approximately 65 miles long in southwestern Virginia in the United States. ...

Tennessee Drainage Basin

Clinch Drainage Basin

The Clinch River rises in southwestern Virginia and flows into East Tennessee. ... The Powell River in the United States rises in southwest Virginia and flows into East Tennessee. ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ...

Alphabetically

Appomattox River
Ararat River
Back Creek
Back River
Banister River
Big Otter River
Blackwater River (City of Franklin)
Blackwater River (Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex Counties)
Bluestone River
Browns Dan River
Buffalo Creek
Bullpasture River
Bush River
Catoctin Creek
Calfpasture River
Chickahominy River
Clinch River
Coan River
Cold Spring River
Conway River
Corrotoman River
Covington River
Cowpasture River
Cranesnest River
Dan River
Doyles River
Dry River
Eastern Branch Elizabeth River
East River (Giles County)
East River (Mathews County)
Elizabeth River
Falling River
Fisher River
German River
Great Wicomico River
Guest River
Hampton River
Hardware River
Harris River
Hazel River
Hughes River
Hyco River
Indian River
Jackson River
James River
Jordan River
Lafayette River
Levisa Fork River
Little Calfpasture River
Little Dan River
Little Dry River
Little Falling River
Little Nottoway River
Little Otter River
Little Piney River
Little River (Fauquier and Loudoun Counties)
Little River (Augusta County)
Little River (Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties)
Little River (Russell and Tazewell Counties)
Little River (Hanover and Louisa Counties)
Little Wicomico River
Little Willis River
Lynch River
Lynnhaven River
McClure River
Machipongo River
Mat River
Matta River
Mattaponi River
Maury River
Mayo River
Mechums River
Meherrin River
Middle Fork Holston River
Middle Meherrin River
Middle River
Moormans River
Motto River
Nansemond River
New River
Newfound River
Ni River
North Anna River
North Fork Clinch River
North Fork Holston River
North Fork Shenandoah River
North Landing River
North Mayo River
North Meherrin River
North River (Augusta and Rockingham Counties)
North River (Buckingham County)
North River (Gloucester and Mathews Counties)
Northwest River
Northwest Yeocomico River
Nottoway River
Occoquan River
Opequon Creek
Otter River
Pagan River
Pamunkey River
Pedlar River
Perrin River
Piankatank River
Pigg River
Piney River (Amherst and Nelson Counties)
Piney River (Rappahannock County)
Po River
Pocaty River
Pocomoke River
Poni River
Poquoson River
Poropotank River
Potomac River
Pound River
Powell River
Quantico Creek
Rapidan River
Rappahannock River
Rivanna River
Roach River
Roanoke River (or Staunton River)
Robinson River
Rockfish River
Rose River
Rush River
Russell Fork River
Saint Marys River
Sandy River (Pittsylvania County, City of Danville)
Sandy River (Prince Edward County)
Severn River
Shenandoah River
Shoemaker River
Sinking Creek
Slate River
Smith River
South Anna River
South Branch Potomac River
South Buffalo Creek
Southern Branch Elizabeth River
South Fork Clinch River
South Fork Holston River
South Fork Shenandoah River
South Mayo River
South Meherrin River
South River (Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties)
South River (Rockbridge and Augusta Counties)
South River (Greene County)
South River (Augusta and Rockingham Counties)
South Yeocomico River
Staunton River (Madison County)
Staunton River (or Roanoke River)
Stinking River
Ta River
Thornton River
Tug Fork River
Tye River
Ware River
Warwick River
Western Branch Elizabeth River
West Yeocomico River
Wicomico River
Willis River
Yeocomico River
York River

The Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia The Appomattox River is a tributary of the James River, approximately 137 mi (220 km), in central and eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Back Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River that flows north from Frederick County, Virginia to Berkeley County in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle. ... The Back River is an estuarine inlet of the Chesapeake Bay between the independent cities of Hampton and Poquoson in the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia. ... The Blackwater River of southeastern Virginia flows from its source near the city of Petersburg, Virginia for about 105 miles (170 km) through the Inner Coastal Plain region of Virginia (part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain). ... The Bluestone River is a tributary of the New River in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia in the United States. ... Buffalo Creek may refer to the following: In Pennsylvania: Buffalo Creek (Allegheny River tributary) Buffalo Creek (Juniata River tributary) Buffalo Creek (West Branch Susquehanna River tributary) See also Buffalo River, disambiguation page Buffalo River (New York), known as Buffalo Creek as it flows through parts of Western New York This... Catoctin Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in Loudoun County, Virginia, USA. The Catoctin Creeks watershed occupies 59,000 acres. ... Chickahominy also known as the Chick is a river in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864. ... The Clinch River rises in southwestern Virginia and flows into East Tennessee. ... The Coan River is a river in Virginias Northern Neck region. ... The Cowpasture is one of the chief rivers contributing to the James River of Virginia. ... The Dan River flows in both North Carolina and Virginia, USA. It arises in the state of Virginia in Patrick County and crosses the state border into Stokes County. ... The East River is a short tributary of the New River in Mercer County, West Virginia and a small portion of Giles County, Virginia, in the United States. ... The Elizabeth River is a short tidal estuary forming an arm of Hampton Roads at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia in the United States. ... The Hampton River is a short tidal estuary which empties into Hampton Roads near its mouth. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ... The Jordan River is located in the Shenandoah region of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately 164 mi (264 km) long, in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky in the United States. ... Little River is a tributary stream of Goose Creek in Northern Virginia. ... The Little River, a tributary of the New River, is approximately 65 miles long in southwestern Virginia in the United States. ... Lynnhaven River is located in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia and flows into the Chesapeake Bay west of Cape Henry at Lynnhaven Inlet. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Maury River is a tributary of the James River, 40 mi (64 km) long, in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mechums River is a short tributary of the South Fork of the Rivanna River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Meherrin River begins in central Virginia about 50 miles northwest of Emporia. ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ... The Moormans River is a short tributary of the South Fork of the Rivanna River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Nansemond River is a tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Map of the Kanawha River watershed, with the New River and its watershed highlighted. ... The North Anna River is a principal tributary of the Pamunkey River, about 70 mi (115 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ... The North Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks, along with the South Fork, that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The Nottoway River is in Southern Virginia and North Carolina Cities and towns Cities and towns along the river include: Courtland, Virginia See Also List of rivers of the Americas List of Virginia rivers Cactus Hill Categories: | | | ... The Occoquan River flows into the Potomac River at Belmont Bay, and is located in Northern Virginia, along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Opequon Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River. ... The Pamunkey River is a tributary of the York River, about 90 mi (145 km) long, in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Mattaponi River is a tributary of the York River estuary in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The Pocomoke River is a river, approximately 45 mi (72 km) long, in southern Delaware and southeastern Maryland in the United States. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... The Powell River in the United States rises in southwest Virginia and flows into East Tennessee. ... Quantico Creek is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in eastern Prince William County, Virginia. ... The Rapidan River is the largest tributary of the Rappahannock River in North-central Virginia. ... The Rappahannock at sunset The Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia in the United States, approximately 184 mi (294 km). ... The Rivanna River is a tributary of the James River, about 50 mi (80 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, approximately 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Rockfish River is a tributary of the James River, about 40 mi (65 km) long, in central Virginia in the United States. ... Shenandoah River Watershed Canoeing on the Shenandoah River, near Winchester, Virginia This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... The Holston River is a major river system of southwestern Virginia and East Tennessee. ... The South Fork Shenandoah River is one of two forks that unite to form the Shenandoah River in northwestern Virginia in the United States. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, approximately 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, 410 mi (660 km) long. ... The Tug Fork at Williamson, West Virginia in 1996. ... The Ware River is a Massachusetts river that has two forks, the longest of which (the east branch) begins near Hubbardston, Massachusetts, continues through the middle of the state, joins the Quaboag River, and ends in Three Rivers, Massachusetts, where it joins the Chicopee River on its way to the... The Warwick River is a short tidal estuary which empties into the James River a few miles from Hampton Roads at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia in the United States. ... The Wicomico River is a tributary of the lower tidal portion of the Potomac River located in the U.S. state of Maryland south of Washington, DC. The river empties into the Potomac at Cobb Island and St. ... The Willis River is a short tributary of the James River in central Virginia in the United States. ... The Yeocomico River is a small tributary of the southern tidal portion of the Potomac River in Virginias Northern Neck. ... The York River is a navigable estuary, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, in eastern Virginia in the United States. ...

See also

Rivers in the United States is a list of rivers in the United States. ...

References

  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - State of Virginia (1974)
  • Salmon, Emily J.; Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr. [1994]. The Hornbook of Virginia History, 4th Edition, Richmond, VA: Virginia Office of Graphic Communications. ISBN 0-88490-177-7. 

 
 

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