Welcome to the History site for Toccoa Falls College. In a way, this Web site has been under construction for 100 years because this is how long God has been at work in the lives of those connected with Toccoa Falls College, which began as a small mountain school in 1907.
The first classes were held in Golden Valley, North Carolina. However, it did not take long for co-founders Richard Forrest and his wife Evelyn to realize that in order to grow, the school would need to move to a location that was easily accessible. Standing on the veranda of Haddock Inn on January 1, 1911, Dr. Forrest agreed to purchase the Toccoa Falls property. However, all he had for a down payment on a $25,000 note was a ten-dollar bill, but it was enough because God had led him to this place. He also had a God-given dream. The Lord would establish a school at this location where men and women from all walks of life could come and receive an education. This Web site is dedicated not only to the lives of Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Forrest but also the countless alumni who have either served or are currently serving the Lord around the world in various occupations. While many of the original buildings are gone, the mission of Toccoa Falls College remains—to glorify God by developing men and women to be servant leaders who impact their world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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