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Location: Quitman County GA

Native American History of Quitman County, Georgia

Quitman County is named after General John A. Quitman, a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican War and governor of Mississippi. The county seat of Quitman County is the town of Georgetown. Quitman County is bounded on the north by Chattahoochee County, GA. On the south, it is bordered by Randolph County, GA. The county’s western boundaries are formed by the Chattahoochee River, the Alabama State Line, Barbour County, AL and Russell County, AL. On the east, it is bordered by Webster County, GA. Geology and hydrology Quitman County is located in the Upper Gulf Coastal Plain. In most areas of the Gulf Coastal Plain the terrain is almost level with sandy loam soils. The soils located in stream former Miocene, Pliocene and Holocene swamplands (25 million to 2,000 years ago) can be extremely fertile. Because of their sandy structure, they were particular attractive to Native American farmers, who only had crude stone and bone tools with which to till the soil. The Chattahoochee Red Clay Hills run through the northeastern corner of Quitman County. Here, there are deep ravines created by streams flowing westward through soft sedimentary soils. Some of the erosion ravines that begin in Stewart County continue into Quitman County. Most of Quitman County drains into the Chattahoochee River. A small portion on the eastern edge drains into the Flint River. The Chattahoochee enters the county...

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