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Travelers Rest Historic Site
TRAVELERS REST HISTORIC SITE
TRAVELERS REST HISTORIC SITE
4339 Riverdale Road
Toccoa, Georgia   30577

Phone: 706-886-2256
Traveler's Rest, a stagecoach inn and plantation home, was built around 1815 by James R. Wylie, a stakeholder in the Unicoi Turnpike, a busy thoroughfare that passed nearby. Wylie operated the inn until the 1830s when he sold the place to Devereaux Jarrett, the "richest man in the Tugaloo Valley." Among other things, Jarrett doubled the size of Traveler's Rest, which also served as the headquarters of his 14,400-acre plantation. The Jarrett family inhabited the site until the 1950s, when the state of Georgia purchased the remaining few acres of the once-vast plantation and opened it to the public as an historic site. Thanks to its unique and well-preserved architecture, Traveler's Rest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Today visitors can enjoy a tour of the house and see many original artifacts and furnishings, some of which were crafted by Caleb Shaw, a splendid cabinetmaker from Massachusetts.
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Griffin Island Campground - Sevierville, TNBoat Rentals
Looking for something different Griffin Island is a family owned and family friendly 32 acre property that includes rental campers, full hook-up sites, and tent sites for rent on Douglas Lake. Griffin Island is your getaway from the mainstream but close enough to all the attraction of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.brPhone 866-461-4561
89.1 miles from park*


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Pumpkintown Mountain Opry - Pickens, SCTheater
Built in 1986, the four story Pumpkintown Mountain Opry building is a monument to old-world craftsmanship and home of the restaurant and shops. We invite you to enjoy the theater arts of the Pumpkintown Mountain Opry or come relax on the porch and enjoy some ice cream or our great coffee.
Web Site: pumpkintownmountain.com/
28.7 miles from park*
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Griffin Island Campground - Sevierville, TNCampgrounds
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Web Site: griffinisland.net
89.1 miles from park*
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Exit Landmark Realty - Hartwell, GARealtor
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Web Site: exitlandmarkrealty.com
26.5 miles from park*
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Located just off U.S. Hwy. 123 six miles east of Toccoa.

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