Chattahoochee Main Street
Chattahoochee, originally known as Mount Vernon, was established as a ferry landing on the Apalachicola River during the 1820's. Prior to that time the site had already developed as a major landmark of Florida history and prehistory, which includes the Chattahoochee Landing Mounds, a major Fort Walton era (Mississippian) mound group. This was also the site of Nicolls' Outpost, one of only two British forts built in Florida during the War of 18l2. The Apalachicola River which flows past the mounds was the site of a major battle of the First Seminole War. The Chattahoochee Arsenal completed in 1839, was Florida's only US Arsenal of the Antebellum Era. The "City on a Hill" grew to become a thriving riverboat port during the heyday of paddlewheel/steamboat traffic on the River. Many of the historic structures along Washington Street/Highway 90 date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city today is emerging as a unique heritage and eco-tourism destination. Its parks focus on both natural and cultural history and includes a nationally awarded Greenways hiking trail. Home to the Jim Woodruff Dam which is the largest dam in Florida and backs up Lake Seminole, a world renowned bass fishing lake. Chattahoochee is the "gateway" to the Apalachicola River, a nationally recognized river and Blueways paddling trail. Come stroll our ancient live oak canopied streets and experience small town Southern charm.