Historic Plaque Program

The historic preservation of Toccoa is overseen by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).  For more information on the HPC, please visit the City of Toccoa website.

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 over 50 buildings in downtown with plaques on them.  Main Street Toccoa has also created an historic plaque walking guide that will allow you to take a self-guided tour of the historic plaques in the city.

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 Guide. This walking guide is also available in print format at the Main Street office free of charge.

  1. Historic Train Depot
  2. The Famous Flames (Inside Train Depot)
  3. Rothell Building 
  4. Georgia Power 
  5. Toccoa Record
  6. Burton Building
  7. Star Theater
  8. H.O. Troup's Camera Shop
  9. Citizens Bank 
  10. Harper's 5 and 10 Cent Store
  11. Harper's 5 and 10 Cent Toy Store Extension
  12. Sherwin-Williams
  13. Allgood Auto Supply 
  14. Carter Wholesale
  15. Greyhound Bus Station
  16. Army Surplus Store
  17. Smith's Drugs
  18. Hayes Department Store 
  19. Bank of Toccoa 
  20. Andrews-Hamby Men's Store
  21. Green's Bargain Annex
  22. Nickel Back Shoe Store 
  23. Blumenthal's Department Store
  24. Grooh's Department Store 
  25. McCurry's Men's Shop
  26. Martha Park Dress Shop
  27. The Rebel
  28. Red Apple Grocery/Sears 
  29. Barron & Lawrence 5 & 10 Cent Store
  30. Tabor Motor Company
  31. Elrod's Jewelry
  32. Smith Furniture
  33. Troup's Studio
  34. McBath Home
  35. Julius M. Johnson, CPA
  36. Harper Home
  37. Hudgins Furniture
  38. Addy Building
  39. Standard Oil Service Station
  40. Toccoa Bakery
  41. Deluxe Tire
  42. Acree Mitchell Grocery Store
  43. Parker Newman Drugstore & Soda Shop
  44. Pool Room 
  45. Clipper Barber Shop
  46. McNeely & Company 
  47. Belk-Gallant Building
  48. Stephens County Historic Courthouse
  49. Simmons-Bond Inn
  50. City Hall
  51. Historic Ritz Theatre
  52. Camp Toccoa Building (Outside Downtown Limits)

Please note that the current businesses listed for each of the historic plaque handouts may not be accurate. Like the history depicted in these links, these handouts also serve as a "snapshot of Toccoa's history."