WaterWays Township, Home to More Than 5000 Years of Georgia History

August 7, 2015 by

WaterWays Township is a community esteemed with historic pride. At the heart of the WaterWays mission is sustainability, with the goal to keep our land in pristine condition for future generations. Additionally, we intend to preserve the rich history that was here long before our thriving community.

Did you know that the WaterWays Township land dates back more than 5,000 years? The original property was the home

WaterWays Township's history dates back to more than 5,000 years ago. The original property was the home settlement for the first great Native American civilization in North America.

settlement for the first great Native American civilization in North America, with sites located all along the Ogeechee River, RedBird Creek and more.

Evidence of the tribe can still be found on archaeological sites within WaterWays. Arrowheads, pottery, tools and even smoking pipes have been unearthed over the years. In the 1500’s, the Spanish arrived on a mission to convert the Creeks and build The Mission of San Diego de Satuache, located in Genesis Point, at the mouth of the Ogeechee River.

It’s no secret that the land at WaterWays is practically a walkable history lesson. For more information on the history of WaterWays, including its relationship with American automobile entrepreneur Henry Ford, be sure to check out the Cottenham Trail map on the WaterWays website.

 

Over the years, many artifacts have been found at WaterWays during excavation including arrowheads, pottery, tools and even smoking pipes.