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What region is the Okefenokee Swamp located?

The Okefenokee Swamp is a 700 square mile wetland in the United States located in the south-eastern corner of the state of Georgia, along the Florida/Georgia border. The swamp is believed to have been formed approximately 6,500 years ago, when peat had accumulated in the shallow basin.

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Also question is, why is Okefenokee Swamp important?

The Okefenokee Swamp covers nearly 700 square miles, almost all of which is in Georgia. It has a long history as a wilderness, a public common, and a refuge. Since 1937 most of the Okefenokee has been a National Wildlife Refuge. It was designated a National Wilderness Area in 1974.

Similarly, who owns the Okefenokee Swamp? The Suwannee Canal was dug across the swamp in the late 19th century in a failed attempt to drain the Okefenokee. After the Suwannee Canal Company's bankruptcy, most of the swamp was purchased by the Hebard family of Philadelphia, who conducted extensive cypress logging operations from 1909 to 1927.

Keeping this in view, what lives in the Okefenokee Swamp?

Wildlife species include raccoons, wading birds, ducks, alligators and other reptiles, a variety of amphibians, river otters, bobcats, raptors, red foxes, boars, minks, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, striped skunks, black bears, and songbirds.

Where are swamps located in the United States?

North America Other famous swamps in the United States are the forested portions of the Everglades, Okefenokee Swamp, Barley Barber Swamp, Great Cypress Swamp and the Great Dismal Swamp. The Okefenokee is located in extreme southeastern Georgia and extends slightly into northeastern Florida.

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