Tick Creek

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Tick Creek is a tributary of the Gasconade River in Phelps County in the Ozarks of Missouri. [1]

Gasconade River river in the United States of America

The Gasconade River is about 280 miles (450 km) long and is located in central and south-central Missouri in the United States.

Phelps County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Phelps County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,156. The largest city and county seat is Rolla. The county was officially organized on November 13, 1857, and was named after U.S. Representative and Governor of Missouri John Smith Phelps.

Ozarks Highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and most of the southern half of Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

The stream headwaters are at 37°57′29″N91°51′09″W / 37.95806°N 91.85250°W / 37.95806; -91.85250 and the confluence with the Gasconade is at 38°02′08″N91°55′24″W / 38.03556°N 91.92333°W / 38.03556; -91.92333 Coordinates: 38°02′08″N91°55′24″W / 38.03556°N 91.92333°W / 38.03556; -91.92333 . [1]

Confluence Meeting of two or more bodies of flowing water

In geography, a confluence occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel. A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river ; or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name ; or where two separated channels of a river rejoin at the downstream end.

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.

Tick Creek most likely was so named on account of ticks in the area. [2]

Tick order of arachnids

Ticks are arachnids, typically 3 to 5 mm long, part of the order Parasitiformes. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acari. Ticks are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Ticks evolved by the Cretaceous period, the most common form of fossilisation being amber immersion. Ticks are widely distributed around the world, especially in warm, humid climates.

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tick Creek
  2. "Phelps County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.