Toccoa Falls, on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. These falls are 186 feet high, 34 feet higher than Niagara Falls. “Toccoa” in the Cherokee language means “beautiful.”
The pathway to Toccoa Falls in spring is beautifulâ€”just like its name! Natural Azaleas, Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel dot the banks of the gouge and path leading to the falls.
Toccoa Falls in summer provides a refreshing place of quiet rest for visitors and students.
This is a postcard of the Falls was taken in the early 1900’s when Haddock Inn was located near its base.
Another postcard of The Falls dating back to 1920’s.
The Falls in the early 1900s.
Toccoa Falls, pre-1900s. Locals like to say that this photograph was taken before the “big” rock fell to the bottom of the gouge. When the rock that now rest at the bottom of the falls did fall, the force of its impact shook windows in the homes of those living in the city of Toccoaâ€”some two miles away.