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Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Georgia Guidestones
 
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By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
1. The Georgia Guidestones Marker
 
Inscription.
The story of the Georgia Guidestones began in June 1979, when a stranger identified as "Mr. Christian" (later "R.C. Christian") visited Jo H. Fendley, Sr., President of Elberton Granite finishing Company, Inc., and indicated that he represented a group of loyal Americans living outside the state of Georgia who wanted to build a monument focused on the theme of conservation. "Mr. Christian", who had assumed the pseudonym because he was a Christian, named Wyatt C. Martin, President of the Granite City Bank, as intermediary to hold funds in escrow for the project, explaining that the Guidestones Group, which wished to remain anonymous forever, had selected Georgia because of its excellent granite, mile climate,and the heritage of his great-grandmother as a native Georgian. "Christian" agreed to Martin's request to locate the monument in Elbert County if there were a suitable remote site for it, which they found on a hillside that is the highest point in Elbert County, on the farm of Mildred and Wayne Mullenix north of Elberton on Highway 77. Fendley's company carved the six-part monument from Pyramid Blue Granite. The Georgia Guidestones consists of four granite megaliths set in a paddlewheel arrangement around a central stone, which is surmounted by a flat capstone. Measuring 19 1/4 feet in height at the highest peak, the stone group
 
The Georgia Guidestones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
2. The Georgia Guidestones Marker
 
measures 17 1/3 feet in width; and its diameter is 65 feet. The overall weight of the 951 cubic feet of granite used is 237,746 pounds. A ground marker west of the Guidestone provides additional data and covers a buried time capsule. Each of the four sides of the capstone features the statement of cautionary guidance to humankind translated into Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics, to "Let These Be Guidestones to Reason." Below, the guidelines are carved into the eight faces of the four outer stones in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. In English, the guidelines specify the following:

Maintain Humanity Under 500,000,000 in Perpetual Balance with Nature
Guide Reproduction Wisely - Improving Fitness and Diversity
Unite Humanity With a Living New Language
Rule Passion - Faith - Tradition - And All Things With Tempered Reason
Protect People and Nations with Fair Laws and Just Courts
Let All Nations Rule Internally Resolving External Disputes in a World Court
Avoid Petty Laws and Useless Officials
Balance Personal Rights with Social Duties
Prize Truth - Beauty - Love - Seeking Harmony With the Infinite
Be Not a Cancer on Earth
Leave Room for Nature
Leave Room for Nature

In addition to these conservation messages,
 
The Georgia Guidestones Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
3. The Georgia Guidestones Marker
 
the monument displays a number of astronomical features. The Georgia Guidestones monument, which s owned by Elbert County, was dedicated March 22, 1980, and since has remained a source of mystery and intrigue to its numerous visitors and those who learn of it from afar.
 
Location. 34° 13.917′ N, 82° 53.65′ W. Marker is near Elberton, Georgia, in Elbert County. Marker is on Guidestone Road Northwest 0.1 miles east of Hartwell Highway (Georgia Highway 77), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coldwater Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Stinchcomb Methodist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Vanís Creek Baptist Church (approx. 7.5 miles away); Navy Seabees Can Do (approx. 7.8 miles away); Memorial Park History (approx. 7.8 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 7.8 miles away); Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War (approx. 7.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 7.8 miles away); Soldier (approx. 7.8 miles away); My American Soldier (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elberton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Georgia Guidestones. The Georgia Guidestones is a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, USA. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
4. The Georgia Guidestones
 

2. The Message of the Georgia Guidestones. "Let these by Guidestones to an Age of Reason." (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse. The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. The Georgia Guidestones. On a hilltop in rural Elberton, Georgia stands an incongruous monument: 119 tons of imposing granite in five columns, six meters high, topped with a capstone. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
The Georgia Guidestones Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
5. The Georgia Guidestones
 
 
The Georgia Guidestones Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
6. The Georgia Guidestones
 
 
The Georgia Guidestones Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
7. The Georgia Guidestones
 
 
The Georgia Guidestones Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, July 26, 2012
8. The Georgia Guidestones
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 852 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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