Cities Built on Rivers

Alabama River – Montgomery

Arkansas River – Wichita, Tulsa, Little Rock

Big Sioux River – Sioux Falls

Boise River – Boise

Buffalo Bayou - Houston

Cedar River – Cedar Rapids

Chattahoochee River – Columbus (Ga.)

Chicago River - Chicago

Christina River– Wilmington

Colorado  River - Austin

Congaree River – Columbia

Connecticut River – Springfield (Mass.), Hartford

Cumberland River - Nashville

Delaware River - Philadelphia

Des Moines River – Des Moines

Detroit River – Detroit

Flint River – Flint

Genesee River - Rochester

Grand River – Grand Rapids

Great Miami River - Dayton

Hudson River – Albany, Jersey City, New York City

Illinois River – Peoria

James River – Richmond

Kanawha River – Charleston (W.V.)

Mahoning River – Youngstown

Maumee River – Fort Wayne, Toledo

Merrimack River - Manchester

Mississippi River – Minneapolis, St. Paul, Davenport, St. Louis, Memphis, Baton Rouge, New Orleans

Missouri River – Omaha, Kansas City

North Canadian River – Oklahoma City



Louisville and Ohio River
(Photo by Chris Watson)


Ohio River – Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville

Passaic River - Newark

Pearl River - Jackson

Potomac River – Washington, D.C.

Providence River - Providence

Red River of the North - Fargo

Red River of the South – Shreveport

Rio Grande – El Paso

Rock River - Rockford

Sacramento River – Sacramento

Scioto River – Columbus (Ohio)

St. Johns River - Jacksonville

Salt River– Phoenix

San Antonio River – San Antonio

San Joaquin River – Stockton

Spokane River - Spokane

Tennessee River – Knoxville, Chattanooga

Trinity River – Fort Worth, Dallas

Truckee River – Reno

Willamette River – Portland (Ore.)

Yellowstone River - Billings