DescriptionA mountain community bounded by the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and Lake Hartwell, Toccoa has both military and Native American connections. During World War II paratroopers trained at nearby Camp Toccoa and 1,740-foot-tall Currahee Mountain. Much earlier, the area was the center of the Cherokee Nation.
Toccoa is a popular vacation area and offers fishing, hunting, swimming, boating and water recreation. Toccoa Falls College offers guided campus tours; phone (888) 785-5624 to confirm tour schedule.
Traveler's Rest State Historic Site, 5 mi. e. off US 123 on Riverdale Rd., dates from 1815. Devereaux Jarrett, a Georgia planter and businessman, bought the dwelling in 1833 and expanded it not only to accommodate his family but also to serve as a stagecoach inn. The center of a thriving plantation, the structure became known as Traveler's Rest. At one time, it also was home to Mary Jarrett White, the first woman in Georgia to vote. The restored inn and plantation house is furnished in period and is open Saturday and Sunday 9-5. Phone (706) 886-2256.
InfoOfficeToccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce 160 N. Alexander Street TOCCOA, GA 30577. Phone:(706)886-2132 or (877)428-7724
Attraction PlaceHoldersCurrahee Military Museum