The Chattahoochee river flows southwestward through Atlanta before turning south close to the Alabama border. It joins the Flint River near the Florida border. It then empties into the Gulf Mexico at Apalachicola Bay, over 400 miles from its source.
The name Chattahoochee was named by the Creeks, a native american tribe who liked to settle near large rivers, such as the Chattahoochee. The word chat-to meant "stone" and the ho-che meant "marked" or "flowered".
This is a picture of the Chattahoochee River as it flows through Helen, Georgia