Little Mackinaw River

The Little Mackinaw River is an 18.5-mile-long (29.8 km)[1] river in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is a tributary of the Mackinaw River, which it joins near Hopedale in Tazewell County.[2] The river's name is derived from the Ojibwe word mikinaak meaning "turtle".[3]

Little Mackinaw River
Physical characteristics
  locationDanvers Township, McLean County, Illinois
  coordinates40°32′06″N 89°14′47″W
Confluence with the Mackinaw River in Tazewell County near Hopedale, Illinois
40°26′32″N 89°27′42″W
538 ft (164 m)
Length19 mi (31 km)
Basin features
ProgressionLittle Mackinaw River → Mackinaw → Illinois → Mississippi → Gulf of Mexico
GNIS ID412369

Cities, towns and counties

The following cities, towns and villages are drained by the Little Mackinaw:

The following Illinois counties are in part drained by the Little Mackinaw:

See also


  1. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed May 13, 2011
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Little Mackinaw River
  3. Nichols, John D.; Nyholm, Earl (1995). A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

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