Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kelly Barnes Dam Break Monument
this memorial marker to
the Toccoa-Stephens County
Community, and to our friends
everywhere, in order to
our eternal gratitude.
We most gratefully acknowledge
the generosity of the people
of Toccoa and Stephens County,
and countless others, who gave
personal, material, and financial
aid at the time of the tragic
flood of November 6, 1977,
which took 39 lives and
devastated the college campus.
Your sacrifices and support
will always be remembered.
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Presented on the occasion of
the Tenth Anniversary of
the Dam Break, November 6, 1987.
Erected 1987 by Toccoa Falls College.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend Andrew Cauthen Craft and Susan Blake Craft (here, next to this Stephens County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Toccoa Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephens County (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. A.H. Ramsay, C.V. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen County Fallen Veterans Monument (about 300 feet away); Stephens County Revolutionary Soldiers Monument (about 300 feet away); Stephens County World War I Monument (about 300 feet away); Toccoa City Hall (about 500 feet away); Paul Anderson Memorial Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
Also see . . .
1. The 1977 Toccoa Flood Report of Failure of Kelly Barnes Dam Flood and Findings. The history of the Kelly Barnes Dam as reconstructed, based on review of old records, maps, college albums, newspaper accounts, photographs, and interviews with historical witnesses, is as follows... (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Photographs of the 1977 Flood and Dam. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Kelly Barnes Dam. Kelly Barnes Dam was an earthen embankment dam once located in Stephens County, Georgia, just outside of the city of Toccoa. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.