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Willacoochee

Willacoochee was the first town chartered in the area that was to be known later as Atkinson County. 

Willacoochee is an Indian name generally believed to mean "Home of the Wildcat."  Prior to being known as Willacoochee, the town was named Danielsville after a family residing there.

During the 1930s, sand was mined from the banks of the Alapaha River located about two miles south of Willacoochee.  The sand was shipped throughout Georgia and Florida to be used at various construction sites in these states.

With the Alapaha River bordering the south side of the City and the Willacoochee River on the west side, Willacoochee has always been a prime area for hunting and fishing.

Agriculture and agri-business was the primary industry in Willacoochee until the 1990s.  The four-laning of U.S. Highway 82, which bisects the City of Willacoochee, transformed this corridor into a major connection between Interstates 75 and 95 thus jump-starting the City's industrial development. 

Agriculture and agri-business was the primary industry in Willacoochee until the 1990s.  The four-laning of U.S. Highway 82, which bisects the City of Willacoochee, transformed this corridor into a major connection between Interstates 75 and 95 thus jump-starting the City's industrial development. 

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33 Fleetwood Avenue
Willacoochee, GA
31650
Local: (912) 534-5152
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