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The Falls

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 Falls

The pathway to Toccoa Falls in spring is beautiful—just like its name! Natural Azaleas, Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel dot the banks of the gouge and path leading to the falls.

The Falls in the summer.

Toccoa Falls in summer provides a refreshing place of quiet rest for visitors and students.

The Falls in a postcard

This is a postcard of the Falls was taken in the early 1900’s when Haddock Inn was located near its base.
The Falls in a postcard

Another postcard of The Falls dating back to 1920’s.

The Falls in the early 1900s

The Falls in the early 1900s.

Pre 1900s Falls

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 Toccoa—some two miles away.