Little Tallapoosa River

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Little Tallapoosa River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source North Carroll County, Georgia
River mouth Tallapoosa River
Physical characteristics
Length 97-mile (156 km)

Little Tallapoosa River is a 97-mile-long (156 km)[1] river in Georgia and Alabama, in the United States. It rises in northern Carroll County, Georgia near the city of Villa Rica and flows southwest into Alabama, joining the Tallapoosa River in Randolph County near the head of R.L. Harris Reservoir.

It is a water source for the city of Carrollton, Georgia.

In May 2012, Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old graduate student fell from a zip-line into the Little Tallapoosa River. She suffered a deep cut in her leg and contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacterial disease. She was forced to have her leg amputated a week after the accident.[2]


  1. ^ "The National Map". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved Feb 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "UWG student in 'dire' condition after zip line injury". Retrieved May 16, 2012. 

Coordinates: 33°22′13.02″N 85°29′55.61″W / 33.3702833°N 85.4987806°W / 33.3702833; -85.4987806