Cusseta, Georgia

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Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is unified city-county in Georgia, United States. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,196 at the 2000 census.[2].

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History

The history of Cusseta begins with the creation of Chattahoochee County, Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 13, 1854. The county was formed from portions of Muscogee and Marion counties and named for the river that forms its western boundary. The act appointed five commissioners to choose a site for the county seat, which they named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town that used to exist nearby.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville, near Lumpkin, Georgia.

Cusseta was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1855. It is still the only incorporated city in Chattahoochee County.

Cusseta briefly prided itself on having the world's tallest man-made structure, the WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower, a guyed transmission tower built in 1962 about one mile from the city. However, it was surpassed only one year later by the KVLY-TV mast in Fargo, North Dakota.

In 2003 the city and county formed a consolidated Cusseta-Chattahoochee County government.

Geography

Cusseta is located at 32°18′20″N 84°46′37″W / 32.30556°N 84.77694°W / 32.30556; -84.77694 (32.305451, -84.776929)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66% is water.

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