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Sucarnoochee River
Country United States
State Alabama and Mississippi
Physical characteristics
Length 49.5 mi (79.7 km)
Basin features
Basin size 607 sq mi (1,570 km2)

The Sucarnoochee River is a river in Kemper County, Mississippi and Sumter County, Alabama. It originates at 32°41′56″N 88°29′05″W / 32.69877°N 88.48470°W / 32.69877; -88.48470, near Porterville, Mississippi, and discharges into the Tombigbee River at 32°25′24″N 88°02′44″W / 32.42322°N 88.04564°W / 32.42322; -88.04564. It is 49.5 miles (79.7 km) long and drains an area of 607 square miles (1,570 km2).

Sucarnoochee is a name derived from the Choctaw language purported to mean either (sources vary) "hog's river" or "place where hogs fatten".

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