Travelers Rest (Toccoa, Georgia)

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Traveler's Rest
Traveler's Rest, Toccoa.jpg
Front of Traveler's Rest
Travelers Rest (Toccoa, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Travelers Rest (Toccoa, Georgia)
Nearest city Toccoa, Georgia
Coordinates 34°36′33″N 83°14′22″W / 34.60917°N 83.23944°W / 34.60917; -83.23944Coordinates: 34°36′33″N 83°14′22″W / 34.60917°N 83.23944°W / 34.60917; -83.23944
Built 1816
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000283
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL January 29, 1964[2]

Traveler's Rest is an early tavern and inn located about 6 miles (10 km) east of Toccoa, Georgia, United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 29, 1964.[2][3]

Traveler's Rest was built by James R. Wyly around 1815 and served as an inn for traveler's on the newly constructed Unicoi Turnpike. In 1833 it was purchased by Devereaux Jarrett and became the headquarters of his 14,000-acre (57 km2) plantation. It is located very close to the site of the former Cherokee town Tugaloo.

Travelers Rest State Historic Site is operated by the U.S. state of Georgia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Traveler's Rest (Georgia)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ Blanche Higgins Schroer (1978) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Traveller's Rest / Jarrett Manor, National Park Service and Accompanying three images, exterior, from 1968 and c. 1960

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