Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gov. Heardís Grave
Stephen Heard, Governor of Georgia in 1781, lawyer, planter, surveyor and soldier of the Revolution, lies buried in this family cemetery. With a price on his head he was captured by the British at the Battle of Kettle Creek and condemned to die. On the eve of his execution he was rescued by his servant “Mammy Kate” with the aid of her husband “Daddy Jack,” both of whom lie buried near him. Heardís home “Heardmont” once stood nearby in the 10 acre park established by the Stephen Heard Chapter, D.A.R. Coming to Georgia from Virginia, Heard, an Irishman, established Heardís Fort, now Washington, Ga., in 1773.
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 052-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 6.696′ Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Elberton GA 30635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Bethlehem Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Old Dan Tucker" (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gov. Heardís Home (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bartlett Tucker Family Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away in South Carolina); Colonistsí Crossing (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Cherokee Ford (approx. 4.3 miles away); Olin D. Johnston Memorial Boulevard (approx. 4.4 miles away in South Carolina); Millwood (approx. 4.4 miles away in South Carolina); Welcome to Calhoun Falls State Recreation Area (approx. 4Ĺ miles away in South Carolina); Calhoun Falls World War I and II Veterans Monument (approx. 5.8 miles away in South Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elberton.
More about this marker. The marker stands outside the 10 acre Heardmont Park, site of Gov. Heard's home and the cemetery.
Also see . . . Stephen Heard - New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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