Traveler's Rest State Historic Site

Traveler's Rest State Historic Site (HM170X)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.533', W 83° 14.333'

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"Here I got an excellent breakfast of Coffee, ham, chicken, good bread, butter, honey, and plenty of good new milk, for a quarter of a dollar...What a charming country this would be to travel in, if one was sure of meeting with such nice clean quarters once a day!"
— George Featherstonhaugh, 1837


Traveler's Rest was built around 1815 to serve as a wayside inn for travelers on the Unicoi Turnpike, a busy thoroughfare that connected the Tugaloo and Tennessee rivers. James Rutherford Wyly operated the inn until Devereaux Jarrett bought the place in 1833. Jarrett more than doubled the size of the structure and used it not only as an inn but also as a residence and the headquarters of his vast plantation along the Tugaloo River. The home place stayed in the Jarrett family until 1955 when the state of Georgia bought it for $8,000.
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HM NumberHM170X
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 294712 N 3831949
Decimal Degrees34.60888333, -83.23888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.533', W 83° 14.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 31.98" N, 83° 14' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-430 Riverdale Rd, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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