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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Chattahoochee River

 
 
The Chattahoochee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. The Chattahoochee River Marker
Inscription.
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-water
mark) 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.

 
Erected 1983.
 
Location. 32° 27.724′ N, 84° 59.801′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Bay Avenue south of West 9th Street. Touch for map. Located on the Chattahoochee Riverwalk behind the Columbus Convention & Trade Center (former location of the Columbus Iron Works). Marker is at or near this postal address: Bay Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbus Iron Works (here, next to this marker); River Commerce (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Iron Works (about
The Chattahoochee River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. The Chattahoochee River Marker
Railroad trestle bridge and Chattahoochee River in background.
500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus Steamboat Wharf (about 500 feet away); Empire Mills (about 700 feet away); Garrett and Sons / Cargill-Wright Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lummus Cotton Gins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Chattahoochee River. (Submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Dillingham Street Bridge just north of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. Dillingham Street Bridge just north of marker.
The Chattahoochee River and view of other river bridges. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
4. The Chattahoochee River and view of other river bridges.
Photo is view from Alabama side of river at Dillingham Bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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