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Obey River

Obey River
Mouth Cumberland River
Location Tennessee, United States
Length 76.9 km (47.8 mi)
Source elevation 151 m (495 ft)

The Obey River is a 47.8-mile-long (76.9 km)[1] tributary of the Cumberland River in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It joins the Cumberland River near the town of Celina, which is generally considered to be the Cumberland's head of navigation. Via the Cumberland and Ohio rivers, the Obey River is part of the Mississippi River watershed.

Near its mouth, the Obey is impounded by the Kentucky in its Wolf River and Sulphur Creek embayments.

Below the dam the stream makes two sharp bends before entering the Cumberland. The only major bridge on the Obey, on State Route 53, is located just below the second of these, Peterman Bend.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 8, 2011

External links

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dale Hollow Dam
  • Obey River Tennessee tourism website
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Obey River

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