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Elberton, Georgia

Elberton, Georgia

Elberton, the county seat of Elbert County, was incorporated on December 10, 1803. The city was first called “Elbertville” and named for General Samuel Elbert of South Carolina who fought in the Revolutionary War. Legendary settlers like “Old Dan Tucker”, the subject of an American folk tune, and Nancy Hart, the Revolutionary War heroine, claimed Elberton as their home. Known as “The Granite City”, Elberton produces more granite monuments than any other city in the world. There are an estimated thirty-seven granite quarries where the famous Elberton blue-gray granite is quarreled.

elberton-b2Other attractions in the city include the Granite Museum and Exhibit, the Bicentennial Memorial and Fountain and the Georgia Guidestones. The Georgia Guidestones is a 19-foot high granite monument, located in a field just north of Elberton, which proclaims a message for the conservation of mankind in 12 languages.

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Elberton Granite Museum – The ElbertonGraniteMuseum attracts more than 4,000 visitors annually, the ElbertonGraniteMuseum and Exhibit features exciting historical exhibits, artifacts and educational displays. Three tiers of self-guided exhibits allow visitors to see unique granite products as well as antique granite working tools used in the quarrying, sawing, polishing, cutting and sandblasting of granite cemetery memorials.

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Elbert County Chamber of Commerce – The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce serves the community of Elberton and Elbert County, Georgia.

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