Amicalola Falls

Coordinates: 34°34′3″N 84°14′40″W / 34.56750°N 84.24444°W / 34.56750; -84.24444
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Amicalola Falls
(view from the 'Reflecting Pool' at bottom)
Amicalola Falls is located in Georgia
Amicalola Falls
LocationDawson County, Georgia, United States
Coordinates34°34′3″N 84°14′40″W / 34.56750°N 84.24444°W / 34.56750; -84.24444
Elevation1,900 ft (580 m)
Total height729 feet (222 m)
WatercourseLittle Amicalola Creek

Amicalola Falls is a 729-foot (222 m) waterfall on Amicalola Creek in Dawson County, Georgia, United States. It the highest waterfall in Georgia and is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.[1] The name "Amicalola" is derived from a Cherokee language term ama uqwalelvyi, meaning "tumbling waters."[2][3] The falls are the centerpiece of Amicalola Falls State Park.[4]



  1. ^ Boyd, Brian (2001). Waterfalls of the Southern Appalachians & Great Smoky Mountains. Clayton, GA: Fern Creek Press. ISBN 978-1-893651-08-1.
  2. ^ "The Names Stayed". Calhoun Times and Gordon County News. August 29, 1990. p. 64. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Terry, Kayla (2021). "Noccalula Falls". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved February 28, 2021. the Cherokee term ama uqwalelvyi, which translates roughly as 'place where water thunders.'
  4. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

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