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Chattahoochee, FL

Chattahoochee is a city in Gadsden County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,287 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 3,720. It is part of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

View looking toward the Jim Woodruff Dam in Chattahoochee, Florida


Chattahoochee is located at 30°41′50″N 84°50′25″W/30.697257°N 84.840193°W/30.697257; -84.840193.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.6 km² (5.6 mi²). 14.1 km² (5.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (3.37%) is water.

View of Road 269 : Chattahoochee, Florida

Historic places

Amos Building, near main entrance

Florida State Hospital, the hospital involved in the famous United States Supreme Court decision, O'Connor v. Donaldson, is located adjacent to Chattahoochee. The former arsenal and current Administration Building of Florida State Hospital is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Building - #73000578) . The hospital was featured in a 1989 movie, Chattahoochee, starring Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper, in which a war hero, Chris Calhoun, is involuntarily committed to Florida State Hospital where he sees doctors at the hospital humiliating patients and experiences filth and abuse.

Ships "Albany" and "Dennison" in Chattahoochee picture

Aerial view of Jim Woodruff Dam : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1957

Jim Woodruff Dam dedication and barbecue : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1957

View of streets after the flood : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1925

View of flooded neighborhood : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1925

Victory Bridge across the Apalachicola River : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1922

Home in Chattahooochee, 1915

Carl F. Jones home, 1915

Palsgraff home : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1910

Steamboat "W.C. Bradley" running on the Apalachicola River : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1903

Steamboat "Amos Hays" docked at the Chattahootchee River : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1884

Drawing of Montvernon arsenal : Chattahoochee, Florida, 1839

Fire station at Florida State Hospital : Chattahoochee, Florida picture

Interior of E.H. Boykin

E.H. Boykin

Clark Bell Funeral home : Chattahoochee, Florida

E.W. Scarborough store : Chattahoochee, Florida

Administration building at the Florida State Hospital

Scarborough and Gholson store : Chattahoochee, Florida

Dr. B.F. Barnes' home on South Bolivar Street : Chattahoochee, Florida

A. K. Gholson home on South Bolivar Street : Chattahoochee, Florida

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