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2018 Stephens County Foundation

OUR MISSION 

Enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Stephens County, Georgia

Fostering and providing learning opportunities about our heritage and natural surroundings.

Preservation of community history, historical sites and natural resources.

Expansion of recreational opportunities in nature in an environmentally responsible way. 

OUR PROJECTS
Our Mission

TUGALOO BEND HERITAGE PARK

An 87-acre property owned by the Foundation was once the site of a Native-American town then later a working farm. 

 

Here school age students learn about our local history and natural surroundings beyond the pages of a text book. 

This historical site is open to the public free of charge for recreational use and may be reserved for group functions and events for a nominal fee. Amenities include:

Historic 

Tugaloo River

Corridor

This river corridor is rich with history and historical significance.

 

For years, the Foundation has painstakingly researched, documented and archived information while fostering recreational and educational opportunities to be shared with the public. 

The work in this area is on-going. 

 

Key offerings to date: 

  • Historical site information & driving guide

  • Historical site information & paddle guide

  • Oral history of the area

  • Archives to date

UNICOI TURNPIKE IN STEPHENS COUNTY RESEARCH 

Stephens County was the beginning point of the Unicoi Turnpike, the gateway, to new territories in the west. 

The upper section of the Unicoi Turnpike through Stephens County is well documented. However research and further exploration by the Foundation continues on the lower section through the county.

OUR EVENTS

Join us at our events!

 

The Stephens County Foundation holds various special events throughout the year at Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park or within the area of  the Tugaloo River Corridor that highlight the historical significance and/or the recreational opportunities in the area. 

 Visit our calendar for specific dates and times for these and other events.

Tugaloo River Paddle tours

Come paddle with us!

tour de tugaloo Benefit bicycle ride

saturday/oct.19, 2019

22-42-62-100 scenic miles

ride the river

Monthly 

Jammin' at the Bend

Monthly 

Nature Walks 

with a Botanist

about us

The Stephens County Foundation is a voluntary association of individuals, the purpose of which is exclusively charitable.

events/calendar

Check out our events and  calendar for what's happening. 

contact us

Here's how to reach us.  We'd love to hear from you!

donate/volunteer

The Stephens County Foundation is made possible by grants, corporations and individuals like you! Volunteers are welcomed and donations are graciously accepted. 

STEPHENS COUNTY, GA
EXPLORE - LEARN - ENJOY
WHERE A WEALTH
OF HISTORY, 
NATURAL BEAUTY and
RECREATION AWAITS YOU.