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Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

"Indian Rock"

Traveler's Rest State Historic Site

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 19, 2018
1. "Indian Rock" Marker
Inscription.  According to Jarrett family tradition, Devereaux Jarrett's slaves discovered this "Indian Rock” along the Tugaloo River in the 1830s. Recognizing the significance of this unique stone and its petroglyphs, Jarrett had it placed under his American Holly tree. Archaeologists and other experts are not certain of the meaning of the petroglyphs, but some have suggested that they commemorated a peace treaty between the Cherokees and the Yuchis. On the other hand, the stone could be much older. Below are several sketches of the petroglyphs done by Bobbie Smith in August 1977.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAnthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 34° 36.55′ N, 83° 14.317′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on Riverdale Road just north of Manor Oak, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4339 Riverdale Rd, Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slavery at Traveler's Rest (within shouting distance of this marker); Jarrett Manor
"Indian Rock" image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 19, 2018
2. "Indian Rock"
(within shouting distance of this marker); Traveler's Rest (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveler's Rest State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Traveler's Rest (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Tugaloo Town (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Benjamin Cleveland Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away in South Carolina); Tugalo Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
 
"Indian Rock" Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 19, 2018
3. "Indian Rock" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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