Embarras River

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.018071, -88.216166

The Embarras River is a tributary of the Wabash River and runs through southeastern Illinois. French explorers named the river, but it was often mispronounced by settlers as "Ambraw."

John M. Peck, A Gazetteer of Illinois in Three Parts (Jacksonville, IL: R. Goudy, 1834), 229-30; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Embarras River, accessed June 6, 2018, https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/summary/407983; Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009), 112-13.