In 1905, Stephens County was formed and named for Alexander ("Little Alec") Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States of America, senator and governor. The city of Toccoa was named for the Cherokee word “Toccoah” meaning “beautiful.”
Our quaint, historic town, nestled in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, is a perfect destination for relaxation, exploration and adventure. Start your day at the Welcome Center located in the renovated train depot along with the County and Currahee Military Museums. This is a great place for watching the Norfolk Southern, Hartwell and Amtrak railroads. Stroll down historic Doyle Street to browse galleries, boutiques and antique shops, including the Cornerstone Antique Market featuring over 50 dealers of treasures from the early 1800s. After working up an appetite, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from.