Bill Frazier papers

Bill Frazier papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Frazier, Bill
Title: Bill Frazier papers
Dates: circa 1970-2006
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3328

Biographical/Historical Note

Bill Frazier researched fish and rivers in Georgia for over fifteen years as an employee of the state.

Georgia's natural resources include fourteen river basins, which support a rich diversity of native fish and mussel species. A river basin consists of the entire geographic area (hillside, valley, plain) from which water flows into the primary river, which is made up of an intricate network of smaller rivers and streams. Rain falling within a river basin, or watershed, runs downhill until it reaches a stream. Small streams join other streams and flow into a river, and eventually that river flows into the sea. The fourteen river basins of Georgia are the Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah, Suwanee, St. Marys, Tallapoosa, and Tennessee. --- River Basins, New Georgia Encyclopedia (

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research reports prepared by Bill Frazier over more than 15 years. Included are copies of The Oostenaula and Coosawattee Rivers, Georgia; Chattahoochee River; South River, Georgia; earliest recorded landowners along the South River and the Yellow River; Georgia's laws "free passage of fish"; Conasauga River - A period in the history of the Conasauga River Georgia and Tennessee and the earliest recorded land owners along the Conasauga River, Georgia; and, Georgia's fish trap dams.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Chattahoochee River.
Conasauga River (Ga. and Tenn.)
Coosawattee River (Ga.)
Fish traps--Georgia.
Fishes--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Landowners--Conasauga River (Ga. and Tenn.)
Landowners--Georgia--South River--History.
Landowners--History--Georgia--Yellow River
Oostenaula River (Ga.)
Research (document genre)
South River (Ga.)
Yellow River (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bill Frazier papers. MS 3328. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Research reports