- a river in SE Georgia, formed by the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers and flowing to the Atlantic Ocean. 137 miles (220 km) long.
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"We are from over the river," answered the man, meaning the Altamaha.Stories Of Georgia
Joel Chandler Harris
There were, however, no true colonists between the Savannah and the Altamaha.Pioneers of the Old South
Before arriving at this place they crossed a great river which was either the Oconee or the Altamaha River.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
The Altamaha had had but little success, and was comparatively empty.
The stream from whence they are named is an up country river, which, by its junction with the Ocmulgee, forms the Altamaha.Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation
Frances Anne Kemble