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Little Buffalo River
Physical characteristics
Main source northern Lawrence County, near Laurel Hill.
980 ft (300 m)
River mouth confluence with the Buffalo River near State Route 99 in Lewis County
673 ft (205 m)
Length 18.1 mi (29.1 km)
Basin features
Progression Lawrence County
Lewis County
River system Tennessee River Basin

The Little Buffalo River is an 18.1-mile-long (29.1 km) tributary of the Buffalo River in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Via the Buffalo, Duck, Tennessee, and Ohio rivers, it reaches the Mississippi River.

It rises a short distance south of Deerfield in northern Lawrence County, Tennessee, near Laurel Hill. Its major tributaries are Jacks Branch, which follows the Natchez Trace Parkway for approximately a mile and is the site of picnic areas, trails, and rest rooms, and Chief Creek, which is also crossed by the Natchez Trace Parkway, as is the Little Buffalo itself. The Little Buffalo empties into the Buffalo River near State Route 99 in Lewis County.

The Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-12) for the Little Buffalo is 060400040106. The Little Buffalo is a part of the Upper Buffalo River watershed which is HUC-10 0604000401.

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