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

Historic Traveler's Rest

 
 
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April 22, 2010
1. Historic Traveler's Rest Marker
Inscription. Historic Travelerís Rest was built upon land granted to Major Jesse Walton in 1775. Walton, a Revolutionary soldier and political leader, was killed by Indians near here in 1789. The Walton family sold the land to James Rutherford Wyly who built the main part of the house between 1816 and 1825. Devereaux Jarrett bought the house on August 21, 1838. Jarrett added to the original structure and opened it to the public. Due to the growing population and increased through traffic, the structure served as an inn, trading post, and post office. While the ten room house was open to the public it entertained many illustrious travelers. The Jarrett account books, that doubled as hotel registers, contain the name of the English scientist and author, G. W. Featherstonehaugh, who stayed the night and ate breakfast for “a quarter of a dollar.” While the Jarrett family owned the house that they called Jarrett Manor, Mrs. Mary Jarrett White, the last family owner, made history. She was the first woman in Georgia to vote. Historic Travelerís Rest is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Georgia Historical Commission Site.
 
Erected 1970 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 127-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included
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2. Historic Traveler's Rest Marker
in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 36.544′ N, 83° 14.353′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on Riverdale Road north of East Currahee Street (U.S. 123), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jarrett Manor (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); 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. 4.1 miles away); Paul Anderson (approx. 4.8 miles away); Paul Anderson Memorial Park (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
 
Also see . . .  Travelers Rest Historic Site. Georgia State Parks gives a short history of the site with photos and additional information. (Submitted on December 31, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
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By Brian Scott, February 14, 2013
3. Historic Traveler's Rest Marker
Historic Traveler's Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 14, 2013
4. Historic Traveler's Rest Marker
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April 22, 2010
5. Traveler's Rest
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By David Seibert, September 22, 2001
6. Historic Traveler's Rest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2010. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2010.   3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 21, 2010.   6. submitted on December 31, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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