Yam Grandy Creek, Emanuel County

The name of this creek has always fascinated me and I don’t think there’s agreement on what it means. It’s possibly based on a Native American name but I just can’t find anything about it. I somehow don’t think it’s related to sweet potatoes. A relatively small stream, it rises northwest of Swainsboro and joins the Ohoopee River near Oak Park.

5 thoughts on “Yam Grandy Creek, Emanuel County

  1. Rafe Semmes

    There is a street named “Yam Gandy” on Skidaway Island in Savannah. I have always wondered where that name came from. Perhaps from this creek?

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