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    Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    Here in central Alabama we have many creeks that their name ends in "hatchee". Soffkahatchee, Wallahatchee, Chubbahatchee and Elkahatchee to name a few. I've tried to research the meaning of the word as I figure it has a Native American meaning but just can't come up with any answers. I'm kind of guessing that the meaning has something to do with little water, running water or something. Any input would be appreciated.
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    Re: Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    From what I can glean, "hatchee" means "river" or "river of the" in the local native dialect.

    For example, the first paragraph of this article:

    http://www.choctawhatchee.info/

    The Choctawhatchee is a river arising in southern Alabama and flowing about 225 km (140 mi) south into northwest Florida, where it empties into Choctawhatchee Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. In its present form the name simply means "River of the Choctaws".
    Likewise, from the last paragraph in this article:

    http://www.steinhatchee.com/index.ph...id=85&Itemid=1

    In 1931 the community was renamed Steinhatchee after the river. The name Steinhatchee was derived from the Native American "esteen hatchee" meaning river (hatchee) of man (esteen).
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    Re: Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    "The word "hatchie" means "river" in many Native American languages of the southeast"

    The Alabama tribe; http://www.accessgenealogy.com/nativ...indianhist.htm

    In Tennessee we have the Hatchie river....different spelling.




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    Re: Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    I thought it was what we got for a President.. Pissed on and rock and Hatchee'd by the Sun..
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    Re: Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunjunkie
    I thought it was what we got for a President.. Pissed on and rock and Hatchee'd by the Sun..
    LOL

    Speaking of that, I got some icecream bars, fudge bars, from the local grocery store. My family has started calling them Obama Bars because their black on the outside but white on the inside.

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    Re: Meaning of the word "hatchee"

    Thanks for the help guys.
    An old saying is "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." I believe in a head for an eye and a hand for a tooth. Keeps folks away from my eyes and teeth.


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