List of rivers of Virginia

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

By drainage basinEdit

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries, arranged in the order of their confluence from mouth to source, indented under each larger stream's name.

Atlantic Ocean north of Chesapeake BayEdit

Chesapeake BayEdit

Potomac drainage basin
Rappahannock drainage basin
York drainage basin

Atlantic Ocean south of Chesapeake BayEdit

Chowan drainage basin
Roanoke drainage basin

Mississippi RiverEdit

Tennessee RiverEdit

Clinch drainage basin

Ohio RiverEdit

New River drainage basin


See alsoEdit


  • USGS Geographic Names Information Service
  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – State of Virginia (1974)
  • Salmon, Emily J.; Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr., eds. (1994). The Hornbook of Virginia History (4th ed.). Richmond, VA: Virginia Office of Graphic Communications. ISBN 0-88490-177-7.