Toms Creek (Missouri)

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Toms Creek is a stream in Reynolds County in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] It is a tributary of the West Fork Black 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.

Reynolds County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Reynolds County is a county located in the Ozark Foothills Region in the Lead Belt of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,696. Its county seat is Centerville. The county was officially organized on February 25, 1845, and was named in honor of former Governor of Missouri Thomas Reynolds.

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The stream headwaters arise just east of Bunker at 37°27′04″N91°12′03″W / 37.45111°N 91.20083°W / 37.45111; -91.20083 [1] and an elevation of approximately 1300 feet. [3] The stream flows generally north for approximately two miles then turns to the east-northeast for about four miles to its confluence with the West Fork just north of the community of West Fork at 37°29′37″N91°06′35″W / 37.49361°N 91.10972°W / 37.49361; -91.10972 Coordinates: 37°29′37″N91°06′35″W / 37.49361°N 91.10972°W / 37.49361; -91.10972 at an elevation of 912 feet. [1] [2]

Bunker, Missouri City in Missouri, United States

Bunker is a town in Dent and Reynolds counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 407 at the 2010 census.

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.

West Fork is an unincorporated community in Reynolds County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The community lies on south bank of the West Fork of the Black River adjacent to the confluence of Toms Creek with the Black. The community lies approximately six miles east-northeast of Bunker on Missouri Route KK.

Toms Creek has the name of Thomas Sutterfield, an early settler. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Toms Creek (Missouri)
  2. 1 2 Corridon, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1967 (1985 rev.)
  3. Bunker, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1967 (1985 rev.)
  4. "Reynolds County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.