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Unread 11-06-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Though the state actually acquired it's name from this river, the Kansas River; which is also known as the "Kaw River". For a long time, I thought they were two separate rivers that both merged into the Missouri River. However since taking the time to look for myself I now know they are one and the same. I also know the State of Kansas needs a few more bridges to cross this river thru out the metro area.

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Tennessee River, Alabama River, Ohio River, Illinois River, Wisconsin River, Minnesota River, Missouri River, Arkansas River, Mississippi River, Kansas River, Colorado River...
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Unread 11-06-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Connecticut River
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Unread 11-06-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The Red River that constitutes the border between Oklahoma and Texas is named after all of the "Red" states.
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Unread 11-06-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I'm not sure if some of the states were named after the river or the rivers named after the state or neither. Some states were named because of the Indian tribes in the area or at least a bastardized English version of the Indian name.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: The Most Livable City in America
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Well, I dont know why so many people forget the Minnesota River, it is a decently big river. Dont forget that some of the rivers named on this thread had states named after them. (Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, etc.) The Mississippi river is a native american word for... i think "big water", and the state was named after it. Minnesota was named after the Minnesota River, which means "sky tinted water".
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Unread 05-17-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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None, all the states got named after the river, not vise-versa
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Unread 05-17-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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The Connecticut River is pretty wide (about half the width of the Mississippi River) and is 407 miles in length! There are 11 bridges crossing it within the state of CT alone.

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Unread 05-17-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Those states are all named AFTER the river, which was named first. There are probably a few rivers named after states, but they would be minor tributaries.

I think the states named after rivers include:
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Ohio
Tennessee
Wisconsin
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Unread 05-18-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Colorado, though I don't know which was named after which, the river or the state.
The river, then the state. The river within the boundaries of what is now the State of Colorado was originally known as the Grand River (1836-1921) until its confluence with the Green River in UT. The city of Grand Junction, CO, was named after such.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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The Iowa River was about a mile from my house growing up.
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