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The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow 438,000-acre peat-filled wetland that straddles northern Florida and southern Georgia. It is the largest blackwater swamp in North America and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974. The name Okefenokee is an Anglicization of the Itsate Creek Indian words oka fenoke which mean water shaking. The swamp was formed over the past 6,500 years by the accumulation of peat in a shallow basin on the edge of an ancient Atlantic coastal terrace, the geological relic of a Pleistocene estuary.

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