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What is the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, or how were they formed, what do they do, and exactly which region do they encompass?

General Information

Creek Trail of Tears Project

Economic Development Through Tourism

Folklife Project

Historic Preservation

Heritage Education Units

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Seed Grant Program Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center


A special state agency authorized by both Alabama and Georgia, promotes heritage tourism, history education, and historic preservation throughout the 18-county Chattahoochee Trace region.


Chattahoochee Trace

The Chattahoochee Trace of Alabama and Georgia is a pleasing blend of Old South traditions and New South innovations, the Trace is a fascinating place to visit and live.  

The Chattahoochee Trace website promotes heritage tourism, history eduction, and historic preservation.  A mecca for history buffs, campers, hunters, cyclists, and vacationers, endless historic and recreational attractions are here to be explored and enjoyed. Indian mounds, historic buildings, covered bridges and old mills, championship golf courses, lunker-filled lakes, pilgrimages, and festivals abound throughout the resplendent Chattahoochee Trace where the romanticism of the past blends readily with the spirit of the present.

The Chattahoochee Trace is an eighteen county region in Alabama and Georgia promoted by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC). Organized in 1970. In 1978 the Georgia General Assembly and the Alabama Legislature passed identical legislation to establish an interstate transportation companies / compact for the operation of the Commission. Final approval of the compact came in October of that year when the same bill cleared the U.S. Congress and President Carter signed it into law. Alabama counties include Barbour, Chambers, Dale, Henry, Houston, Lee, and Russell; Georgia counties include Chattahoochee, Clay, Decatur, Early, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, and Troup.

More Information

"The Chattahoochee Poochie"

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Explore the Chattahoochee Trace

The Hart House Review; the HCC Alabama office

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