- Blanchard River
river_name = Blanchard River
caption = The Blanchard River in Findlay
origin = ~ 5 mi (8 km) northwest of Kenton
Auglaize Rivernear Dupont
length = 95 mi (153 km)
mouth_elevation = 686 ft (209 m) Gnis|1065925|Blanchard River]
watershed = 771 mi² (1997 km²) cite web| title = Map of Ohio watersheds | url = http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/water/watersheds/Basins72PDI_40x40_OnScreen.gif] The Blanchard River is a tributary of the
Auglaize River, approximately 95 mi (153 km) long, in northwestern Ohioin the United States. It drains a primarily rural farming area in the watershed of Lake Erie.
It rises in central Hardin County, approximately 5 mi (8 km) northwest of Kenton. It flow generally north for its first 25 mi (40 km) into eastern Hancock County, where it turns sharply to the west. It flows west through Findlay and past Ottawa. It joins the Auglaize from the east in western Putnam County approximately 2 mi (3.2 km) north of Cloverdale.
The river is named for
Jean Jacques Blanchard, a French tailorwho settled among the Shawneealong the river in 1769. Fort Findlay, an American outpost in the War of 1812, was constructed along the river in 1812at the site of the present-day city of Findlay.
According to the
Geographic Names Information System, the Blanchard River has also been known as:
List of Ohio rivers
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