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Welcome to Chattooga County GAGenWeb


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State Coordinator Linda Blum Barton

Assistant State Coordinator Vivian Price Saffold

The History of Our County

Chattooga County, Georgia was created on December 28, 1838 from Floyd and Walker Counties. The county seat is Summerville. Other cities/towns include Berryton, Cloudland, Chattoogaville, Holland, Lyerly, Menlo, Subligna, Tidings, and Trion.

Settlers began arriving in Chattooga County in 1832. The land that is now Chattooga County was once part of Cherokee county. Many settlers received their land in the Cherokee Land Lottery. The county was named for the river, and the river (one of two in Georgia by the name) came from a Cherokee phrase:
     Chattooga (River) - From the Cherokee "Tsatu-gi", although some say the meaning is not clear and appears to be of non-Cherokee origin. Others say it is Cherokee and means "has crossed the river" and "drank by sips" or "he sips". There is some indication of an ancient settlement named "Tsatu-gi" that was on the Chattooga River, a head-stream of the Savannah River, forming the Georgia & South Carolina border.

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