Threemile Creek (Missouri)

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Threemile Creek is a stream in northern Crawford and Franklin counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] It is a tributary to the Little Bourbeuse River. [2]

Stream A body of surface water flowing down a channel

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. The stream encompasses surface and groundwater fluxes that respond to geological, geomorphological, hydrological and biotic controls.

Crawford County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Crawford County is a county located in the east-central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. At the 2010 Census, the population was 24,696. Its county seat is Steelville. The county was organized in 1829 and is named after U.S. Senator William H. Crawford of Georgia.

Franklin County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Franklin County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,492. Its county seat is Union. The county was organized in 1818 and is named after Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

The stream headwaters are in northern Crawford County at 38°08′36″N91°23′14″W / 38.14333°N 91.38722°W / 38.14333; -91.38722 and the confluence with the Little Bourbeuse is in the southwestern corner of Franklin County at 38°12′56″N91°21′28″W / 38.21556°N 91.35778°W / 38.21556; -91.35778 Coordinates: 38°12′56″N91°21′28″W / 38.21556°N 91.35778°W / 38.21556; -91.35778 . [1] The southeastern corner of Gasconade County is within the stream floodplain about 50 feet from the stream channel. [2] The elevation at the stream confluence is 732 feet [1] and the elevation of the source is at about 980 feet. [3]

Confluence Meeting of two or more bodies of flowing water

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Gasconade County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Gasconade County is a county located in the east-central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,222. The county seat is Hermann. The county was named after the Gasconade River.

Threemile Creek most likely was descriptively named on account of an estimate of its length. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Threemile Creek (Missouri)
  2. 1 2 Argo, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1948
  3. Oak Hill, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1948
  4. "Crawford County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)