|Title:||Toccoa, Georgia school census|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder ; MS601 to MS605 and MS607 to MS 617A housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a school census of Toccoa, Georgia in 1893, taken March 15-18, 1893 by W.M. Ward. It included white and colored and lists all people, whether school age or not.|
Toccoa, the county seat of Stephens County, was incorporated on February 26, 1875. Prior to English settlement, Cherokee Indians occupied the area of Toccoa. Legend says, the Cherokee named the area "Toccoah" meaning "beautiful" in their language. The City of Toccoa originated in 1873, and can be traced back to the development of a coaling station for the Atlanta to Charlotte Railroad after the Civil War.
Toccoa, Georgia school census. MS 610. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.