Along its 100 miles, the Chattahoochee RiverLands Project Area spans suburbs, rural areas, and the city itself. Three sub-areas were identified representing different landscape characters and identities within the Project Area: the agricultural countryside, the urban core, and the suburban parklands.
Along the Chattahoochee River, human settlement began more than 10,000 years ago. These years of continuous occupation have left layers of history that can be read in the archaeological and historic sites and landscapes lining the River banks.
These maps provide a brief overview of the historic and cultural narratives of the Chattahoochee River. From the earliest inhabitants of the Paleoindian period, to the Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian periods and to European and Euroamerican settlers, and later, the forced removal of native people, the River has borne witness to it all.