Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Chattahoochee River

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Location: On "The River Walk" next to the Chattahoochee River at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.726    W 084° 59.801
  32.4621    -84.99668333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM819K
The Chattahoochee River Marker  


The longest river in Georgia, the Chattahoochee (Creek Indian for "painted rocks") begins in the Georgia Mountains, flows 435 miles, and joins the Flint to form the Apalachicola, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The Western edge (high watermark) of the river forms the Georgia/Alabama border. Spanning the river here are the Central of Georgia Railroad trestle (1904) and the Dillingham Street bridge (1910 -- 1912), an early reinforced concrete structure.


The Chattahoochee River