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Toccoa is in the Northeast High Country of Georgia.


Toccoa means beautiful in the Cherokee language, although the town is a bit provincial. In 1938 during Great Depression times, Franklin Delano Roosevelt made a speech here from the back of his presidential train car, and Oral Roberts did his Pentecostal preaching here too. One dark moment for Toccoa occurred in 1977 when a flood broke the upstream Kelly Barnes Dam and killed 39 people. But one of the highlights to visiting Toccoa, aside from the surrounding natural scenery, is the Currahee Military Museum which commemorates Camp Toccoa and the WWII paratrooper training that went on here for the Army's 101st Airborne Division, the unit depicted in the TV series Band of Brothers.

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  • 1 Currahee Military Museum, 160 N Alexander St (part of Amtrak station), +1 706 282-5055. M-Sa 10AM-4PM. Presents the history of Camp Toccoa and the paratrooper training that the Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (of the Army's 101st Airborne Division) underwent in preparation for World War II. This was the military force depicted in the show Band of Brothers. Also here is the town's visitor center. Camp_Toccoa on Wikipedia
  • 2 Toccoa Falls, 107 Kincaid Dr (on Toccoa College campus), +1 706 886-6831. Picturesque waterfall on Toccoa Creek and plaque regarding the Kelly Dam failure disaster.
  • 3 Ritz Theater, 139 Doyle St. Art deco theater from 1939.
  • 4 Traveler's Rest State Historic Site, 4339 Riverdale Rd, +1 706 886-2256. Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. A site commemorating the 19th century tavern run by Devereaux Jarrett that served as a popular rest stop for immigrants and travelers along the Unicol Turnpike. Travelers_Rest_(Toccoa,_Georgia) on Wikipedia







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