Strong River facts for kids
The stream headwaters arise in the Bienville National Forest in Scott County, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Forest at and at an elevation of about 465 feet. and flows generally to the southwest through Smith, Rankin and Simpson counties, past the town of D'Lo. It flows into the Pearl River 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Georgetown at Coordinates: at an elevation of 197 feet.
The Strong River takes its name from the English translation of the Choctaw words boke or boge homi, which means "bitter creek" or "strong tasting creek", a result of the tannic acid dissolved in the water by decomposing leaves. The name has nothing to do with the velocity of the stream.
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