Introduction to Toccoa, Georgia
Located in Stephens county, Toccoa, Georgia, is 42 miles N of Athens, Georgia (center to center) and 83 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia.
The city of Toccoa holds a seat on Stephens county, Georgia. Camp Toccoa was a paratrooper training base at the time of the World War II; it was also the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment's first training base. The area is home to the Travelers Rest Inn, which is locally known as Jarrett Manor. The Toccoa Falls College is also located in the city of Toccoa. The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above the Toccoa Falls College failed in the year 1977; this resulted in a flood which killed many people. The Stephens county, of which Toccoa is a part, was established in the year 1905. The community of Toccoa derives its name from a Cherokee term which means 'where the Catawbas lived'.
Toccoa and nearby Attractions
- Victoria Bryant State Park
- Currahee Military Museum
- Moccasin Creek State Park
- World of Energy at Keowee-Toxaway
- Tallulah Gorge State Park
- Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Things To Do In Toccoa
The Piedmont Golf Club, Fox Wood Golf Course, and Apple Mountain Golf Club, are the closest golf courses in the area, the Big A Shopping Center is located in the city. The local churches include Saint James United Methodist Church, Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Alliance Church and Toccoa Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God. Parks include Tallulah Gorge State Park, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Travelers Rest Historic Site, and Panther Creek Falls. The Interactive Neighborhood for Kids is a children's museum located in the city. Pioneer Days is the annual festival celebrated by the residents of Toccoa.
The closest airport to the city is Anderson Regional Airport.
Toccoa Higher Education
Higher education is available at Gainesville College, Gwinnett Technical College, and University of Georgia.