Placenames of Georgia

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University of Georgia Press, Dec 1, 2007 - History - 540 pages
John Goff wrote for people of all reasonings--historians, linguists, anthropologists, geographers, cartographers, folklorists, and those ubiquitous intelligent readers. Comprising one of the most informative and appealing contributions to the study of toponymy, his short studies have never before been widely available. Placenames of Georgia brings together the sketches that appeared in the Georgia Mineral Newsletter and other longer articles so that all interested in Georgia and the Southeast can share Professor Goff's intimate knowledge of the history and geography of his state and region, his linguistic rigor, and his appreciation of the folklore surrounding many of Georgia's names.
 

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Contents

1 The Golden Groves
1
2 The Longstreets
3
3 The Barkcamp Districts
6
4 Oak Cane Branch
9
5 Upatoi Creek
10
6 The Stalkinghead Creeks
13
7 Great Coat Branch
16
8 Penholoway Creek
17
71 Cuttingbone Creek
179
72 Cohelee or Cahelee Creek
181
73 The Rock Landing
183
74 Wahoo Island Wahoo River the Wahoo Creeks Wahoo District Barbour Island and Barbour Island River
185
75 Lewis Creek
189
76 Fishing Creek in Baldwin County
191
77 Oakfuskee Creek
192
78 Toms Shoals Toms Fords Toms Path Chehaw Path TuskioMicco Path Popes Ferry and Road Wallers Ferry and Road Booths Ferry and Road Calh...
193

9 Attapulgus
21
10 Mars Hill
26
11 Withlacoochee and Willachoocbee
27
12 Aucilla River
31
13 Plains and Plains of Dura
35
14 Tobesofkee and Rocky Creeks
37
15 Hachasofkee and Sofkee Creeks
40
16 Echeconnee Creek
43
17 Mulberry Ossahatchie and Sowhatchee Creeks
44
18 Bad and Worse Creeks No Mans Friend Pond The Troublesome Creeks Devils Cove Tearbritches and Rough Creeks Hells Half Acre The Bad Pro...
46
19 Canoochee River
48
20 Oostanaula and Eastanollee
49
21 Tukpafka Punk Creek Pink Creek Rotten Wood Creek and New Yorka
50
22 Yellow Dirt Creek
54
23 Ball Ground and Ball Play Creek
55
24 Chattooga and Guinekelokee
58
25 Teloga Creek
61
26 The Cherokee Town of Quanasee
62
27 Hiwassee and Hiawassee
67
28 The Dividings the Hiwassee Trail Timpson Creek Racepath Creek
73
29 The Great Pine Barrens
81
30 Towaliga River
90
31 Four Killer Creek Spanish Petes Old Place Some Settlements of the Cherokee Downing Family Cedar Creek Vickery Creek
93
32 Unawatti Creek the Flat Creeks Level Creek Pataula Creek
95
32A Unawatti Creek
98
33 Young Deer Creek Two Mile Four Mile and Six Mile Creeks of Forsyth County
101
34 Tussahaw Creek
103
35 Bolivar and Ypsilanti
104
36 Long Swamp Creek
105
37 Lazer Lizer Creek
107
38 Paramore Hill and Scull Creek
109
39 Rincon and Some Other Spanish Names
112
Po Biddy Crossroads
113
40 Egypt and Egypt Hollow
114
Adsboro Arco Areola Ausmac Bidawee Captolo Cenchat Centralhatchee Elko Hopeulikit Muckafoonee Neyami Ochlawilla Oredell Penhoopee Rocka...
116
42 Stitchihatchie or Tickeehatchee Creek and Whitley Branch
126
43 Gopher Town Go Town and Goat Town
128
45 Social Circle Society Hill Social Hill Merry Hill Fancy Hill Fancy Bluff Fancy Hall Jolly and Fashion
130
46 Bloody Branch Bloody Creek
133
47 Salacoa Creek
135
48 Sumach and Holly Creeks
137
49 Possumtrot Branch
138
50 Big Bend and the Panhandles
139
51 Okefenokee
140
Sixes Old Town Sixes District Sixes Creek Sixes Mine Sixes Trail Sutalee and Satolah
142
53 Catoosa
147
54 No Business Creek
149
55 Yonah Mountain and Sillycook Mountain
151
56 Ochillee Creek and Halloca Creek
152
57 Schatulga
155
59 Fort Buffington
157
60 Lost Town Creek and Shutin Creek
158
61 Waleska
159
62 Buzzard Flopper or Buzzard Flapper Creek
160
63 Jekyll Island
161
64 Panola Panola Shoals Panola Road South River Cotton River Reeves Creek and Upton Creek
165
65 Silco
169
66 Standing Boy Creek End Creek East and West End Creeks and Heiferhorn Creek
170
67 Roaring Creek Formerly the Chissehulcuh
174
68 Cataula and Mulberry Creek
175
69 Mountain Creek and House Creek
177
70 Laingkat
178
79 Anneewakee Creek
214
80 The Intrenchment Creeks
216
81 Eastahatchee Now Sanborn Creek
220
82 Breastworks Branch A Camp Site of Andrew Jacksons Men and an Old Fortification in Upper Wilcox County
221
83 Walnut Creek Formerly the Oakchuncoolgau
226
84 Christmas Branch
229
85 Tallahassee Creek Formerly the Osketochee
230
86 Five Mile Creek Formerly the Saoxomoha
232
87 Alapaha River Alabaha Creek Little Alapaha River Grand Bay Creek or Little River Formerly the Alapahoochee the Town of Alapaha and the Indi...
234
88 Yahoola Creek
243
89 The Milksick Coves
245
90 Pears or Perry Creek
247
91 Pine Log Creek Pine Log Mountain and the Former Cherokee Town of Pine Log in Bartow County
249
92 Marbury Creek
254
93 Haynes Creek and Cornish Creek
255
94 The Red Hills Region and an Early Description of Parts of Macon Peach Crawford and Bibb Counties
258
95 Sweetwater Creek of Crawford County
265
96 The Big Savannah Savannah District Savannah School Dougherty Palmers Creek Russells Creek Originally Child Toaters Creek Proctors Creek Ba...
267
97 Betty Creek Mud or Estatoah Creek and the Former Cherokee Settlement of Eastertoy
277
98 Rossville
280
99 Spring Bluff
281
100 Sardis or Sardins Creek Formerly Sartains Creek
283
101 Spoil Cane Creek
284
102 Fodder Creek
285
103 Sopes Creek and Soap Creek
286
104 Fulsams Creek Formerly Folsoms Creek
288
105 Black Creek Formerly the Weelustie and Iric Creek
290
106 Cowpen Creek Originally Jones Cowpen Creek
291
107 Alecks Creek Aleck Island Doctortown Doctors Creek Old Doc Slough Sansavilla Bluffs the Williamsburg Reserve the Dead Town of St Savilla ...
293
108 Beards Bluff Beards Creek Fort James Bluff Five Mile Creek Ten Mile Creek Boundaries of the Creek Land Cession of 1773 Oglethorpe Bluffan...
302
109 Amicalola Creek Amicalola Falls and the Former Cherokee Community of Bread Town
313
110 Sterling Creek
315
Pocataligo
316
Muckalee Creek and Some of Its Tributaries
319
The Tobler Creeks and the Poor Robin Places
324
Ossabaw Island Wassaw Island Wassaw Sound the Warsaw Places and Cumberland Island Formerly Wiso
329
Suomi
333
An Early Muscogee Indian Settlement
335
Hog Crawl Creek
339
The Creek Village of Cooccohapofe on Flint River
341
An Indian Fort on Flint River
344
The General
347
Retracing the Old Federal Road
349
Wolf Pens and Wolf Pits
361
Ty Ty as a Geographic Name
363
The Poley Bridge Creeks
367
The Beaverdam Creeks
370
The Buffalo in Georgia
379
Some Old Road Names In Georgia
388
The Devils Half Acre
399
The Poor Mouthing Placenames
406
The Derivations of Creek Indian Placenames
416
Part I
437
Part II
441
Part III
445
The Rising Fawns
448
The Hurricane Placenames in Georgia
459
Our Changing Placenames
470
Index
479
Index
481
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John H. Goff, an economist specializing in transportation, spent most of his adult life in and around Georgia, serving among other duties, as an economist for the Tennessee Valley Authority and as a professor at Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University. The late Francis Lee Utley was professor of English at Ohio State University, where he taught for thirty-nine years. A man of myriad interests, Professor Utley wrote with equal ease in literature, linguistics, and folklore. His publications span the centuries from Noah's ark to William Faulkner. An archivist in the Georgia Surveyor General Department and an associate of the late Mr. Goff, Marion Hemperley has published a number of articles in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Alabama Historical Quarterly.

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