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Coosawattee River in Ellijay, Georgia
In Murray County, the river is impounded by Carters Dam, forming Carters Lake. The river leaves the dam flowing west, briefly serving as the Murray-Gordon County line before entering Gordon County. Near New Echota, the Coosawattee meets the Conasauga River to form the Oostanaula River. This is a tributary of the Coosa River.
This area was the center of Cherokee territory in north Georgia and southern Tennessee. In the early 1820s, they made New Echota their capital.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 27, 2011
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