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 Thank you for visiting Elberton, Georgia.  While you are in town, be sure to make plans to explore our city and view some of the extraordinary sights.

  Elberton has something to offer for every individual, whether you are a history buff touring the Georgia Guidestones, and outdoor lover camping at Lake Russell, or an enthusiastic shopper taking in the sales on the Elberton Square.

  Take a moment to scroll down and learn about the things that make Elberton unique.

 


    Elberton Granite Museum

Attracting more than 4,000 visitors annually, the Elberton Granite Museum 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.

 

The Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones are a huge granite artifact located on a hilltop in Elbert County, Georgia, USA.  It is sometimes referred to as the "American Stonehenge". A message comprising ten guides is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphs.  The true identity of those who commissioned the construction of the stones are unknown, and the stones are said to possess astronomical significance.

 

Richard B. Russell State Park

Located on a 26,500-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state's finest fishing and boating.  The park's campground and fully equipped cottages are located on or near the water's edge for a relaxing getaway.  A nature trail follows the shoreline to one of the oldest steel pin bridges in the area, loops through the adjoining woods and returns to the beach.

 

  Dan Tucker's Grave

"Old Dan Tucker's Grave" is the burial site of Reverend Daniel Tucker who came to Elbert County to take up a land grant and became one of the country's most useful and best known citizens.  Rev. Tucker died April 7, 1818.  His grave site is located off Highway 72 east of Elberton.  Besides farming and carrying travelers across the river, Daniel Tucker was probably best known for his role as a Methodist minister who cared very deeply for the slave population.  He spent much of his time teaching them and praying with them.  The slaves adored him, writing verse after verse about him to show their appreciation for all that he did for them.  Their song about "Old Dan Tucker" has become a famous part of American folk music.  Daniel tucker died in 1818 and was buried near his home.  Today, his grave lies on a hill overlooking Lake Russell.

 


  Nancy Hart's Cabin

Nancy Hart Log Cabin was the home site of Nancy Hart.  She was a staunch patriot, a deadly shot, a skilled doctor, and a good neighbor.  A spy for the Colonists, she is credited with capturing several British Tories.  The cabin is located off Highway 17, south of Elberton.  In 1932, the Elbert County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recognizing the contribution of Nancy Hart, erected  replica of her cabin on the site of the original home place.  The stones from the fireplace and chimney of Benjamin and Nancy Hart's early home were used to recreate the cabin to its original state.

 

 

 

                                  The Granite Bowl

Elberton and Elbert County contains one of the most unique features in the state of Georgia and hundreds maybe thousands of football fans will attest to this fact.  Beginning in the summer of 1951, local contractors loaned bulldozers for the project.  The spring was covered and a drainage pipe funneled it under the portion leveled for the playing field.  Local granite companies donated various sizes of sawed pieces of granite for seating areas.  Sand for mortar was donated, fill-in dirt was donated and money was contributed.  In 1954, the Elberton Blue Devils prepared for the first game.  It had a field-level granite wall circling the field.  On the home side five rows of granite seats were complete between the 20-yard lines.  The visitors' side had only two rows, with a 40-foot dirt hill rising above it.  The Granite Bowl has been upgraded through the years.  The second major push to finish the stadium came in 1961 enlarging the seating capacity to 20,000.  Another interesting addition to the field is the scoreboard sign acquired from Sanford Stadium, home of the Georgia Bulldogs, in 1991.


 

 

  Bobby Brown State Park

Located where the old town of Petersburg once thrived during the 1790s, this park is named in memory of Lt. Robert T. Brown, U.S. Navy, who gave his life in World War II.  Petersburg was situated where the Broad and Savannah rivers flow into the Clarks Hill Reservoir, now an outstanding state recreational area.  When water levels are low, visitors can see some of the foundations of the old town and imagine large plantations once flourishing.  The park's strategic location on the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi provides excellent fishing and water recreation.