Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Even in the early years, before the Forrests moved to Toccoa Falls, there was a cottage sitting at the entrance to the falls. And an outdoor bowling alley -- Toccoa's first -- was located near the cottage. Visitors could drive to the base of the falls along a narrow pathway. By 1920, a larger company had been built at the entrance to the falls to serve as a staff residence. Later, this building contained a craft shop, which was in operation until January 1939, when it was destroyed by fire. Students helped to build the rock section of the Gate Cottage structure between the summer of 1939 and 1940 as the home economics unit of a federal National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.) Project. The stones used in the construction are from the Toccoa Falls area.
In recent years, Gate Cottage underwent a renovation -- adding extra dining space, a new kitchen, and a large gift shop that serves as an entrance to the trail leading to Toccoa Falls. Gate cottage was one of the only buildings on the lower campus that remained standing after the flood in 1977.
This historical marker is placed in honor of the Centennial Celebration 1907-2007. Donated in honor of Andrew (1971) and Eloise (Beeler, HS, 1966, BC 1972) Grimer by family and friends.
Location. 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. Bandy Cottage Alumni House (here, next to this marker); Haddock Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Toccoa Falls Power Plant (about 300 feet away); Colonel William Wofford (about 400 feet away); In Loving Remembrance (about 600 feet away); Kelly Dam Disaster (about 600 feet away); Staley Cottage (about 600 feet away); Morrison Hall - Old Barn (about 700 feet away); Bandy Music Hall (about 800 feet away); G.I. Hill & The Steel Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
Also see . . .
1. Toccoa Falls. The Toccoa Falls waterfall, with a vertical drop of 186 feet, is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College in Stephens County, Georgia. (Submitted on February 18, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. National Youth Administration. The National Youth Administration (NYA) was a New Deal agency in the United States that focused on providing work and education for Americans between (Submitted on February 18, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 272 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2013, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.