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Ogeechee River is a long river in the U.S.marker state of Georgiamarker. It heads at the confluence of its North and South Fork, about SSW of Crawfordsville and flowing generally SSE to Ossabaw Sound about south of Savannahmarker. Its largest tributary is the Canoochee River. The Ogeechee has a watershed of .

The Ogeechee runs its course from the Piedmont across the fall line and sand hill region then across the coastal plain of Georgia. From a shallow clear running stream with several shoals, rapids, and a small falls at Shoals Georgia, below Louisville, Georgiamarker the river becomes a lazy meandering channel through beautiful cyprus swamps and miles of undeveloped forests.

Ogeechee is believed to be derived from the Creek word for "Our Mother".

Hernando de Soto crossed the Ogeechee between Sandersville and Louisville on April 22, 1541 during his exploration of the South East part of North America.

Archaeologist and Medical Doctor George Pilcher with the aid of the Smithsonian dated Native Indian settlements and burial grounds along the Ogeechee to 8,000 BC.

'The Ogeechee - A river and its people' is a book by the late photographer Jack Leigh. It is the only book that Jack wrote text for as accompaniment to his photographs. The book features a good deal of geographic information as Jack traced the river from its source to the ocean. The book is also (really more so) an intimate exploration of the culture that has evolved along the river's meanders.


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