The Wabash River /ˈwɔːbæʃ/ is a 503-mile-long (810 km) river in the Midwestern United States that flows southwest from northwest Ohio near Fort Recovery across northern Indiana to southern Illinois, where it forms the Illinois-Indiana border before draining into the Ohio River, of which it is the largest northern tributary. From the dam near Huntington, Indiana to its terminus at the Ohio River, the Wabash flows freely for 411 miles (661 km).
The Wabash is the state river of Indiana, and subject of the state song "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" by Paul Dresser.
Famous quotes containing the words wabash and/or river:
“Well, Mary, only six more days to go and your old Nathan will be out of the army. Havent decided what Ill do yet. Somehow I just cant picture myself back there on the banks of the Wabash rocking on a front porch. No, Ive been thinkin I, maybe Ill push on west, new settlements, California.”
—Frank S. Nugent (19081965)
Of each of the senses; call it, again and again,
The river that flows nowhere, like a sea.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)