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The Towaliga River is a 52.3-mile-long (84.2 km) tributary of the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia. The name, Towaliga, is of Creek origin and translates to "Roasted Scalp." The Creek Indians of the area were known to scalp their enemies and place their scalps on the large rocks by the river. The Towaliga passes through High Falls State Park in northwestern Monroe County, then traverses the county and joins the Ocmulgee near the town of Juliette. The river is fairly muddy above High Falls Lake, but it clears once below the falls where most of the river is rock bottomed. This region is about 50 miles (80 km) south of Atlanta and about 35 miles (56 km) north of Macon. Pronunciation of Towaliga varies. It is most commonly pronounced [Towel-EYE-ga]. Sometimes pronounced [toe-OLLA-ga]. The river was featured in a scene from the made for television movie "Murder In Coweta County" in which the ashes of the murdered victim are found floating in the nook of tree hollow along the bank of the river. The river was used as location only and does not actually flow through Coweta County, also located in Georgia.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 21, 2011
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Towaliga River
- USGS Hydrologic Unit Map - State of Georgia (1974)
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