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

Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft

 
 
Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 14, 2013
1. Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft Monument
Inscription.  
In Loving Appreciation
of Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft
and
Susan Blake craft
Founders of
Toccoa Orphanage in 1911.

Thirty years with God's Providence
he was a father to the fatherless and
she was a mother to the motherless of
fourteen hundred homeless children.

 
Erected 1958 by Children of the Home and Their Families in Toccoa.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 34° 34.767′ N, 83° 19.8′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is at the intersection of North Sage Street and East Doyle Street, on the right when traveling south on North Sage Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kelly Barnes Dam Break Monument (here, next to this marker); Belk-Gallant Building (a few steps from this marker); Bank of Toccoa (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephens County Confederate Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Andrews-Hamby Men's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Green's Bargain Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper's 5 and 10 Cent Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Nickel Back (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeely & Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Toccoa Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
 
Also see . . .  The House of Many Rooms: History of Toccoa Orphanage and Its Founders. This book is a fascinating true story of a caring couple who became parents to fourteen hundred homeless children over a period of thirty years. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Toccoa Orphanage, 1940 Description
Franklin Street, an undenominational institution, was founded in 1911 when the Reverend A.C. Craft opened his house to homeless children. Since then the orphanage, supported entirely by private donations,
Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, February 14, 2013
2. Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft Monument
has grown until it now houses seventy-five children in seven frame buildings. Ninety acres of land are cultivated in food crops. (Source: Georgia: A Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, 1940.)
    — Submitted February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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