Chattooga River

Chattooga River (HM2JDN)

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N 34° 15.838', W 85° 33.659'

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The river originates in Lafayette in Walker County, Georgia, flows through Chattooga County, Georgia and then enters Cherokee County before emptying into Weiss Lake. Prior to the construction of the lake, the Chattooga River converged with the Coosa River near Cedar Bluff. During the Civil War, U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered the grist mill here at Gaylesville and the bridge across the river to be burned. Further downstream, the river powered the blast for Cornwall Furnace during the Civil War. The mill at Gaylesville was rebuilt after the war. Even though the mill building is no longer standing, the rock pillars can still be seen on the west bank below the bend in the river and the dam is still noticeable a few inches under the water's surface during low water levels.
Placed ByCherokee County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 632482 N 3792361
Decimal Degrees34.26396667, -85.56098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 15.838', W 85° 33.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 15' 50.28" N, 85° 33' 39.54" W
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