Guide to the Tugaloo River (Georgia) Corridor Papers, 1960-2002

Summary Information

Title: Tugaloo River (Georgia) Corridor Papers, 1960-2002
Collection: AC.566
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of proposed development of the Tugaloo River Corridor, located in Stephens County, Georgia. There are copies of maps, propositions, environmental site assessment, and other papers concerning this project.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

"From our Past, In the Present, For the Future: Preserving Oral History Along the Tugaloo Corridor" is the culmination of a joint project of the Stephens County Foundation and the Toccoa Falls College Historiography classes, in cooperation with the Stephens County Historical Society, and is funded in part by a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council. For the past several years audio recordings have been conducted with life-long residents of the Tugaloo River Corridor with the goal of preserving the history of this important and unique cross-roads area of North Georgia. One fascinating aspect of this program will include the public sharing of selected stories and the recognition of those interviewed as well as the interviewers. Another will be the presentation of oral history interviewing techniques. Stephens County Foundation members along with Dr. David Jalovick, Professor of History at Toccoa Falls College, students and guests will be on hand to share stories and answer questions related to the Tugaloo River Corridor. We are able to sponsor this program in part because of a generous grant from the Georgia Humanities Council. The public is invited to attend this wonderful event that sheds light on the history of this area through story.
(From site:, Winter/Spring 2013)

Scope and Contents

The Tugaloo Corridor Project is the restoration and preservation of the historic heritage of the Tugaloo River.   It is centered around 87/92 acres located on Yonah Dam Road, Toccoa, Georgia. The Stephens County Foundation, Inc promotes the Tugaloo Corridor Project.

What is the Stephens County Foundation, Inc.?

The Stephens County Foundation is a 501 (C) 3, not for profit community foundation, directed by a Board of Trustees whose initial mission is to protect and preserve the historic and natural resources of the Tugaloo Corridor.   All the while promoting environmentally responsible use of the vicinity.   We believe students and the general public will benefit significantly from the educational and recreational use of this fascinating area.

How did the Stephens County Foundation, Inc get involved?

With the help of community minded citizens of Stephens County and surrounding areas, the Foundation was privileged to purchase the former Hayes property, which was the site of the Estatoe Indian Village.  The Foundation was interested in preserving and protecting the heritage of the area.

This collection includes original maps of the project, a site assessment, papers from the Foundation and others explaining this project. Also included are donation efforts papers. The site provided above gives more current information on this project. A copy of a 1960 article from 'Southern Indian Studies' sheds light on issues of location of ancient Indian grounds in the area.


As much as possible, this collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by Fred Hay, May 14, 2002. Accession number is AC.2002.009.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.566: Tugaloo River (Georgia) Corridor Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1960-2002 Oversize ACSC_Box 1