The Tickfaw River // runs 113 miles (182 km) from Amite County in southwest Mississippi to Livingston Parish in southeast Louisiana. Its mouth opens into Lake Maurepas, which conjoins with Lake Pontchartrain.
St. Helena Parish
|Source||West Branch Tickfaw River|
|⁃ location||Amite County, Mississippi|
|⁃ elevation||279 ft (85 m)|
|Killian, Livingston Parish, Louisiana|
|−3 ft (−0.91 m)|
|Length||113 mi (182 km)|
|⁃ left||Blood River|
The name Tickfaw (Tiak foha) is thought to be derived from the Choctaw phrase meaning "pine rest" or "Rest Among the Pines".  More recent anaylsis however has determined the name to be derived from shortening and alteration of Pawticfaw meaning "place where wild animals have shed their hair". Alternate/historical names and spellings:
- Rio De San Vicente
- Rio De Tickfaw
- Rio Go Tickfoha
- Riviere Ticfoha
- Ticfaw River
- Tickfah River
- Tickfaw Creek
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 20, 2011
- The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000.
- Sandy Nestor (24 May 2012). Indian Placenames in America. McFarland. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-7864-9339-5.
- William A. Read (30 October 1984). Indian Place Names in Alabama. University of Alabama Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-8173-0231-3.
- Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
- USGS Geographic Names Information System - Tickfaw River
- USGS Geographic Names Information System - West Branch Tickfaw River
- US EPA National Assessment Database
- Army Corps of Engineers Map of the Tickfaw River
- US Army Corps of Engineers River and Harbor Act Projects - New Orleans District
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