Bashi Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBashi Creek
|Main source||Bashi, Clarke County|
|River mouth||Tombigbee River
33 ft (10 m)
Bashi Creek originates near Bashi, at coordinates of , and discharges into the Tombigbee River near Woods Bluff, at coordinates of . It is located above the Coffeeville Lock and Dam and is the only inlet off the river for several miles. There is a paved boat ramp located on the creek.
The creek first appears on an 1844 map as Bashai Creek. Language scholars believe Bashi to be an adaptation of the Choctaw language word bachaya, meaning "line," "row," or "course".
The creek has lent its name to the Bashi Formation, formerly also known as the Woods Bluff Formation, a greensand marl strata dating to the early Eocene. The creek flows through the exposed strata of the formation.
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