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Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Country Comes Before Me

 
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
1. The Country Comes Before Me Marker
Inscription.
Tablet #1
The richer, the wiser, the more powerful a man is, the greater is the obligation upon him to employ his gifts in the lessening of that sum of human misery.
John Randolph

Tablet #2
Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if He ever had a chosen people, whose breasts He had made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Thomas Jefferson

Tablet #3
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington

Tablet #4
In democracy, when you are reckless you destroy your own established conditions of life; when you are vindictive you wreak vengeance upon yourself.
Woodrow Wilson

Tablet #5
If the capable and worthy retire, the designing or worthless will take their place.
John C. Calhoun

Tablet #6
The republic, rising from its baptism of blood with a national life more robust, a Union more complete, and a national influence ever widening, shall go forever forward in its benign mission to humanity.
Gen. John B. Gordon

Tablet #7
That religion, or the duty which we owe to our creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
2. The Country Comes Before Me Marker
conviction, not by force or violence, and therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience: And that it is the mutual duty of all the practice Christian forebearance, love, and charity towards each other.
George Mason
Virginia Declaration of Rights

Base of Statue
The Country Comes Before Me
Caroline Deslondes Beauregard
 
Location. 33° 48.531′ N, 84° 8.611′ W. Marker is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, in DeKalb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Robert E Lee Boulevard and Memorial Hall Circle, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is located to the right of the pond at the base of Stone Mountain. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain GA 30087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Mountain - Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); Covered Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hightower (Etowah) Trail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Garrard's Cavalry at Stone Mtn. Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 1.6 miles
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
3. Tablet #1
away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.9 miles away); Garrard's & Lightburn's to Stone Mountain (approx. 5.1 miles away); Browning's Courthouse (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
4. Tablet #2
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
5. Tablet #3
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
6. Tablet #4
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
7. Tablet #5
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
8. Tablet #6
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
9. Tablet #7
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
10. Base of Statue
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By Brandon Fletcher, July 2, 2008
11. Stone Mountain Park (Wideview)
Markers location marked with (yellow arrow)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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