Near Elberton in Elbert County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Georgia Guidestones
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, mild 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
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 -
Be Not a Cancer on Earth
Leave Room for Nature
Leave Room for Nature
In addition to these conservation messages, the monument displays a number of astronomical features. The Georgia Guidestones monument, which is 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. Touch 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. 7Ĺ 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 Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 7.8 miles away); Soldier (approx. 7.8 miles away); My American Soldier (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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.)
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