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Wiregrass Region

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Wiregrass Region

The Wiregrass Region — or Wiregrass Country — is an area of the Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. The region is named for the native Aristida stricta, commonly known as wiregrass due to its texture.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Major highways 2
  • Major cities 3
  • Military bases 4
  • Waterways 5
  • Weather 6
  • Record snowfall 7
  • Description 8
  • External links 9

Geography

The region stretches approximately from just below Macon.

Major highways

Wiregrass Georgia Parkway.

Major cities

Major cities in the region include:

Military bases

The region includes 23d Wing. The wing executes worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search and rescue operations (CSAR) in support of humanitarian interests, United States national security and the global war on terrorism (GWOT).

Waterways

There are only two major waterways in the region, and they bisect the wiregrass dividing it into three portions. They are the Lake Seminole to the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola, Florida. Other waterways include Little Choctawhatchee River, Choctawhatchee River, and Choctawhatchee Bay.

Weather

The Wiregrass Region suffers from extremely high humidity in the summer (due to its proximity to the Gulf) and enjoys mild winters. Snowfall occurs occasionally in this region in extremely cold years.

Record snowfall

The Wiregrass Region received over 6" of snow on February 12, 2010. The region hadn't seen this record snowfall since the 1970s or 1990's. The first winter storm warning was issued in the Wiregrass and Florida for the first time in a great while.

Description

Harper's Magazine featured a poem by Charles Ghigna in September 1974 describing the Wiregrass Region titled "The Alabama Wiregrassers."

External links

  • A Wiregrass WitnessReview of
  • WiregrassLive.com - Citizen-driven news and messages
  • WiregrassNews.com - Collection of News from the Wiregrass area
  • Wiregrass Weather
  • Wiregrass
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