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This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Virginia.


By Drainage Basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries alphabetically indented under each larger stream's name.


Eastern Shore

Chesapeake Bay

Potomac Drainage Basin
Shenandoah Drainage Basin
Rappahannock Drainage Basin
York Drainage Basin
James Drainage Basin

Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake Bay

Chowan Drainage Basin
Roanoke Drainage Basin

Ohio Drainage Basin

New River Drainage Basin

Tennessee Drainage Basin

Clinch Drainage Basin


Appomattox River
Ararat River
Back Creek
Back River
Banister River
Big Otter River
Blackwater River (City of Franklin)
Blackwater River (Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex Counties)
Bluestone River
Browns Dan River
Buffalo Creek
Bullpasture River
Bush River
Cameron Run
Catoctin Creek
Calfpasture River
Chickahominy River
Clinch River
Coan River
Cockle Creek
Cold Spring River
Conway River
Corrotoman River
Covington River
Cowpasture River
Cranesnest River
Dan River
Difficult Run
Doyles River
Dry River
Eastern Branch Elizabeth River
East River (Giles County)
East River (Mathews County)
Elizabeth River
Falling River
Fisher River
Four Mile Run
German River
Great Wicomico River
Guest River
Hampton River
Hardware River
Harris River
Hazel River
Hughes River
Hyco River
Indian River
Jackson River
James River
Jordan River
Lafayette River
Levisa Fork River
Little Calfpasture River
Little Dan River
Little Dry River
Little Falling River
Little Hunting Creek
Little Nottoway River
Little Otter River
Little Piney River
Little River (Fauquier and Loudoun Counties)
Little River (Augusta County)
Little River (Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski Counties)
Little River (Russell and Tazewell Counties)
Little River (Hanover and Louisa Counties)
Little Wicomico River
Little Willis River
Lynch River
Lynnhaven River
McClure River
Machipongo River
Mat River
Matta River
Mattaponi River
Maury River
Mayo River
Mechums River
Meherrin River
Middle Fork Holston River
Middle Meherrin River
Middle River
Moormans River
Mosquito Creek
Motto River
Nansemond River
New River
Newfound River
Ni River
North Anna River
North Fork Clinch River
North Fork Holston River
North Fork Shenandoah River
North Landing River
North Mayo River
North Meherrin River
North River (Augusta and Rockingham Counties)
North River (Buckingham County)
North River (Gloucester and Mathews Counties)
Northwest River
Northwest Yeocomico River
Nottoway River
Occoquan River
Opequon Creek
Otter River
Pagan River
Pamunkey River
Pedlar River
Perrin River
Piankatank River
Pigg River
Pimmit Run
Piney River (Amherst and Nelson Counties)
Piney River (Rappahannock County)
Po River
Pocaty River
Pocomoke River
Poni River
Poquoson River
Poropotank River
Potomac River
Pound River
Powell River
Quantico Creek
Rapidan River
Rappahannock River
Rivanna River
Roach River
Roanoke River (or Staunton River)
Robinson River
Rockfish River
Rose River
Rush River
Russell Fork River
Saint Marys River
Sandy River (Pittsylvania County, City of Danville)
Sandy River (Prince Edward County)
Severn River
Shenandoah River
Shoemaker River
Sinking Creek
Slate River
Smith River
South Anna River
South Branch Potomac River
South Buffalo Creek
Southern Branch Elizabeth River
South Fork Clinch River
South Fork Elizabeth River
South Fork Holston River
South Fork Shenandoah River
South Mayo River
South Meherrin River
South River (Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties)
South River (Rockbridge and Augusta Counties)
South River (Greene County)
South River (Augusta and Rockingham Counties)
South Yeocomico River
Staunton River (Madison County)
Staunton River (or Roanoke River)
Stinking River
Ta River
Thornton River
Tug Fork River
Tye River
Ware River
Warwick River
Western Branch Elizabeth River
West Yeocomico River
Willis River
Yeocomico River
York River

See also


  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - State of Virginia (1974)
  • Salmon, Emily J.; Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr.. The Hornbook of Virginia History (4th Edition ed.). Richmond, VA: Virginia Office of Graphic Communications. ISBN 0-88490-177-7.  


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