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Cusseta-Chattahoochee County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 13, 1854
Population: 
13,754
Total Area: 
248.8 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 299
Cusseta, GA 31805
Phone Number: 
(706) 989-3602
Fax Number: 
(706) 989-2005
Email Address: 

Chattahoochee County took its territory from parts of Marion and Muscogee counties in 1854. The river which Indians called Chattahoochee (meaning red rock) is the origin of its name, while Cusseta, the county seat, is named for one of the principal Lower Creek Indian tribes. Fort Benning Military Reservation takes up nearly three-quarters of Chattahoochee County's territory. Near the fort's present day headquarters is the site of the "Peace Town of the Lower Creeks," which Hernando de Soto mentioned in his journal in 1540.