United States of America

Big Blue River


River rises in Indian Territory and flows northward into Missouri River in Jackson Co., Missouri. Latter-day Saint settlement established near river, Dec. 1831. Branch of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints established in area on opposite side of river from Kaw Township, by 1833; branch had about 230 members, by 1833. Location of battle between Saints and other Missouri settlers, 4 Nov. 1833.