Historic Traveler's Rest

Historic Traveler's Rest (HMQ86)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.544', W 83° 14.353'

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Historic Traveler's Rest was built upon land granted to Major Jesse Walton in 1775. Walton, a Revolutionary soldier and political leader, was killed by Indians near here in 1789. The Walton family sold the land to James Rutherford Wyly who built the main part of the house between 1816 and 1825. Devereaux Jarrett bought the house on August 21, 1838. Jarrett added to the original structure and opened it to the public. Due to the growing population and increased through traffic, the structure served as an inn, trading post, and post office. While the ten room house was open to the public it entertained many illustrious travelers. The Jarrett account books, that doubled as hotel registers, contain the name of the English scientist and author, G. W. Featherstonehaugh, who stayed the night and ate breakfast for "a quarter of a dollar." While the Jarrett family owned the house that they called Jarrett Manor, Mrs. Mary Jarrett White, the last family owner, made history. She was the first woman in Georgia to vote. Historic Traveler's Rest is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Georgia Historical Commission Site.
HM NumberHMQ86
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number127-4
Year Placed1970
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 294682 N 3831970
Decimal Degrees34.60906667, -83.23921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.544', W 83° 14.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 32.64" N, 83° 14' 21.18" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Riverdale Rd, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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