11 Facts About Chattahoochee River


The Chattahoochee River makes up the largest part of the ACF's drainage basin.

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Source of the Chattahoochee River is located in Jacks Gap at the southeastern foot of Jacks Knob, in the very southeastern corner of Union County, in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Name Chattahoochee River is thought to come from a Muskogee word meaning "rocks-marked", from chato plus huchi .

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Current course of the Chattahoochee River has a geologic history that extends back in time at least 100 million years.

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Vicinity of the Chattahoochee River was inhabited in prehistoric times by indigenous peoples since at least 1000 BC.

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The Chattahoochee River became the dividing point for the Creek Confederacy, which straddled the river and became known as the Upper Creek Red Sticks and the Lower Creek White Sticks.

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Chattahoochee River was of considerable strategic importance during the Atlanta Campaign by Union General William Tecumseh Sherman of the American Civil War.

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Chattahoochee River'srman tried to avoid the Shoupade defenses by crossing the river to the northeast.

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At various points, the Chattahoochee River serves as the boundary between several counties and cities, as well as forming the lower half of the boundary between Alabama and Georgia.

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The amount of flow in the Chattahoochee has been decreased by interbasin water transfers, where water is withdrawn from the Chattahoochee, but discharged as treated sewage water into another river, such as the Oconee River, which flow to the Atlantic Seaboard via the Altamaha River.

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Beauty of the Chattahoochee River is commemorated in the poem The Song of the Chattahoochee, by the noted Georgian poet Sidney Lanier.

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