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TYGARTS CREEK is a tributary of the Ohio River
Ohio River
in northeastern Kentucky
Kentucky
in the United States
United States
. It is 88 miles (142 km) long and drains an area of 339.6 square miles (880 km2). Via the Ohio, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
. Tygarts Creek is named for early Kentucky
Kentucky
explorer Michael Tygart, who eventually drowned in the creek, somewhere near the mouth.

Tygarts Creek is formed in southwestern Carter County by the confluence of minor tributaries, Upper Tygart Branch and Flat Fork. It is joined a few miles down stream by the larger tributary known as Soldier Fork. Tygarts Creek flows generally north-northeastwardly past Olive Hill and Carter Caves State Park into Greenup County , where it flows into the Ohio River
Ohio River
at the city of South Shore .

SEE ALSO

* List of Kentucky
Kentucky
rivers

REFERENCES

* U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tygarts Creek * Kentucky
Kentucky
Geological Survey

* ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 26, 2011 * ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset , area data covering Tygarts Creek watershed, 10-digit Hydrologic Unit Codes 0509010303 and 0509010304. The National Map, retrieved 2015-10-27 * ^ DeLorme
DeLorme
(2005). Kentucky
Kentucky
Atlas ">Coordinates : 38°43′53″N 82°57′19″W / 38.73147°N 82.95517°W / 38.73147; -82.95517

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