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  1. 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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Historical Examples of altamaha

  • "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.

  • Before arriving at this place they crossed a great river which was either the Oconee or the Altamaha River.

  • 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.