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22 August 2008

Florida Factoid Friday

Florida is the only state that has two rivers with the same name.
There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida
and a Withlacoochee in west central Florida.
They have nothing in common except the name.
Withlacoochee is derived from the Creek Indian word
'We-Thalko-chee'
which means 'Little Big Water'.

6 comments:

SwampAngel65 said...

I never realized we had TWO rivers with that name!

I try to learn at least one new thing everyday, and I think, thanks to you, I have accomplished that for today!

Have a good weekend and stay dry!

Meems said...

I'm really enjoying this feature on your blog. I never knew there were two although I am familiar with the one close to here. Very good info, Sophie... thanks for the Florida help!
Meems

SophieMae said...

SwampAngel, glad to be of some aid in your pursuit of scholasticity. 8-]

We're getting our fair share of rain today. Nothing near what your digs got, but the crick might just start flowing at long last.

Meems, I'm so glad to know others are enjoying it. I'm quite enjoying it myownself. 8-]

cedrorum said...

That's actually quite interesting. I wonder if we have anything like that here in NC.

Big Bend Blog said...

Actually Florida has two other rivers with the same name: the Econfina River and the Econfina Creek, both are in north Florida. Strangely enough they are pronounced differently.

Steve said...

Howdy.

I'm just back from canoeing in Minnesota and checked in on your blog to catch up.

Here in SC we have two rivers named "Broad", one in Beaufort County on the coast and the better-known one which flows out of the NC mountains through upstate SC into Columbia.

At least your duplicate river name is an interesting one.