Historic Preservation

The historic preservation of Toccoa is overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).  For more information on the HPC, please visit http://www.cityoftoccoa.com/historic-preservation-commission.cfm.

To honor the historic buildings in Downtown Toccoa, Main Street Toccoa has placed Historic Plaques on the historically significant buildings in downtown.  There are currently 28 buildings in downtown with plaques on them.  We have created a walking tour in order for those interested to tour downtown and learn the history of downtown.  

To start the tour, please park at the Currahee Military Museum, located at 160 North Alexander Street.   You will circle through downtown and end at the Schaefer Center, located across the street from the Currahee Military Museum.  The route is about a mile and a half.  The ground is fairly flat with only a few small hills.  The entire route is paved.

Click on the links below to download pictures and information of the buildings you will visit.

Click here to download the Walking Map.

1.  Historic Train Depot

2.  Rothell Building (WNEG Radio)

3.  Georgia Power (Detail's Salon 73)

4.  Toccoa Record

5.  Star Theater

6.  H.O. Troup's Camera Shop (Willie Woodruff, Attorney)

7.  Citizens Bank (Jon West, CPA)

8.  Harper's 5 and 10 cent Store

9.  Harper's 5 and 10 cent Store Extension

10.  Carter Wholesale (Watson Tire)

11.  Allgood Auto Supply (The Urban Barn)

12.  Army Surplus Store (Van Minos Insurance)

13.  Smith's Drugs (Threads Sports)

14.  Hayes Department Store (Stewart's Drugs)

15.  Bank of Toccoa (All Things Currahee)

16.  Nickel Back Shoe Store (Spa & Salon Anastasia)

17.  Grooh's Department Store ([ash-ling] Booksellers)

18.  The Rebel

19.  Red Apple Grocery/Sears (Feral)

20.  Tabor Motor Company (Hayes of Toccoa)

21.  RL Smith Furniture & Appliance (Troup's Hallmark Gold Crown Store)

22.  Troup's Studio

23.  McBath Home (Family Eye Care)

24.  Johnson & Fields

25.  Harper Home (Dan Pressley Office)

26.  Hudgins Furniture (1st Franklin Financial)

27.  CK Morgan & Company

28.  Standard Oil Service Station (Downtown Flowers)

29.  Toccoa Bakery (Cups & Cones)

30.  Deluxe Tire (Raybon OB-GYN)

31.  The Studio

32.  Pool Room (Sew Fabulous)

33.  Clipper Barber Shop (Ginger & Company)

34.  Belk-Gallant Building (Whistlestop Antique Market)

35.  Stephens County Historic Courthouse

36.  Simmons-Bond Inn

37.  City Hall

38.  The Schaefer Center

39.  The Famous Flames--Inside the Currahee Military Museum located at 160 N Alexander Street, there is a display dedicated to The Famous Flames.  The Famous Flames historic plaque can be found at this display.  For more information on the museum, please call 706-282-5055 or visit our Welcome Center located at 160 N Alexander Street.