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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elbert County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Elbert County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Elbert County, GA (35) Hart County, GA (28) Lincoln County, GA (13) Madison County, GA (10) Oglethorpe County, GA (22) Wilkes County, GA (116) Abbeville County, SC (74) Anderson County, SC (174) McCormick County, SC (39)  ElbertCounty(35) Elbert County (35)  HartCounty(28) Hart County (28)  LincolnCounty(13) Lincoln County (13)  MadisonCounty(10) Madison County (10)  OglethorpeCounty(22) Oglethorpe County (22)  WilkesCounty(116) Wilkes County (116)  AbbevilleCountySouth Carolina(74) Abbeville County (74)  AndersonCounty(174) Anderson County (174)  McCormickCounty(39) McCormick County (39)
Elberton is the county seat for Elbert County
Adjacent to Elbert County, Georgia
      Hart County (28)  
      Lincoln County (13)  
      Madison County (10)  
      Oglethorpe County (22)  
      Wilkes County (116)  
      Abbeville County, South Carolina (74)  
      Anderson County, South Carolina (174)  
      McCormick County, South Carolina (39)  
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1 Georgia, Elbert County, Dewy Rose — 052-8B — Stinchcomb Methodist Church
Stinchcomb Methodist Church was one of the first churches in this section of the state. On Dec. 30, 1794, Middleton Wood granted to Absalom Stinchcomb, John Gatewood and John Ham, the "privilege to erect a meeting house on his land on waters of . . . Map (db m14377) HM
2 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-12 — "Old Dan Tucker">>>-- 6 mi. -->
Rev. Daniel Tucker owned a large plantation on the Savannah River and is buried near his old homesite, “Point Lookout,” six miles from here. Born in Virginia, February 14, 1744, Daniel Tucker came here to take up a land grant. A . . . Map (db m38575) HM
3 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Battle of Cherokee Ford11 Feb. 1779
In honor of the brave militia men under Robert Anderson, including Capt. William Baskin, Jr., James Little, John Miller, Joseph Pickens and Lt. Thomas Shanklin, who fought a superior Tory force led by Col. Boyd at the mouth of Van[n]'s Creek and . . . Map (db m2760) HM
4 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-7 — Bethlehem Methodist Church>>>------>
Bethlehem Methodist Church, second oldest Methodist Church in Georgia and formerly known as Thompson’s Meeting House, sponsored the First Methodist Annual Conference in Georgia, on April 9, 1788. Bishop Asbury and his party, delayed by weather and . . . Map (db m37333) HM
5 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Bobby Brown State Park Monument
West Side This state park is named in memory of Robert T. Brown, Lt. J.G., U.S.N.R. Born January 11, 1920. Son of Congressman and Mrs. Paul Brown of Elberton, Georgia. North Side Lt. J.G. Bobby Brown missing in action . . . Map (db m78673) HM
6 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052--10 — Coldwater Methodist Church
In the late 1770’s, a large caravan of Virginians, including a Methodist preacher, traveling south in search of a new home, settled in this neighborhood. In the company were the Adams, Alexander, Banks, Cunningham, Fleming, Anderson, Gaines, . . . Map (db m37363) HM
7 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-8A — Colonists’ Crossing>>>>--- 8 mi. --->
“The Point,” where early settlers crossed into Georgia, is eight miles east of here. As soon as this area was ceded, Governor Wright opened a post at the confluence of the Broad and Savannah Rivers, known as Fort James. “The . . . Map (db m37051) HM
8 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Confederate Dead1861 - 1865
Elbert County To Her Confederate DeadMap (db m22043) HM
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9 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Dedicated to the Memory
Dedicated To the Memory Of All Citizens Of Elbert County, Georgia Who gave their lives In the Service Of Our County World War I World War II Korean Conflict Vietnam Era 1917 - 1975 "If ye break faith, we shall . . . Map (db m21912) WM
10 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-13 — Elbert County
Created from Wilkes County by Act of Dec, 10, 1790. Elbert County was settled in 1784 by Gen. George Mathews and a group from Virginia and Carolina. The site of Petersburg, the original settlement and third largest town in Georgia in its day, is . . . Map (db m21893) HM
11 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Elbert County Courthouse
The Elbert County Courthouse was built in 1894 and opened in a formal ceremony at the beginning of January 1895, as the third county courthouse building and fourth County site in Elbert County. After the private home of Thomas A. Carter, on . . . Map (db m21904) HM
12 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Elbert County's Dead in the Civil War
[Center]: In characters of living light That tell a wondrous story. Their deeds have brightened many a page With never-dying glory. [Left panel]: Thomas J. Ayres Clement Brewer Thompson H. Dye Elijah Allgood John R. . . . Map (db m21909) HM
13 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain
[Column - East/West Inscription]: Elberton Granite Bicentennial Memorial Fountain *** Commemorating The 200th Anniversary of American Independence *** 1776 — 1976 [Column - North/South . . . Map (db m55179) HM
14 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-11 — Falling Creek Baptist Church
In 1788, Thomas Maxwell founded the Falling Creek Baptist Church. A Virginian, he was born September 8, 1742, and died December 12, 1837. Imprisoned a number of times for preaching the Baptist faith, he was able, once, to convert the jailer and . . . Map (db m37345) HM
15 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-5 — Gov. Heard’s Grave Reported missing
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. . . . Map (db m38595) HM
16 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-4 — Gov. Heard’s Home››—→
Off this road lies the site of Heardmont, home of Governor Stephen Heard, 1740 - 1815 and “God’s Acre,” the family cemetery where he lies buried. A ten acre park surrounding the site is owned and maintained by the Stephen Heard . . . Map (db m38594) HM
17 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-14 — Grave of General Wiley Thompson← 4 bl. E.
General Wiley Thompson, considered the ablest and most humane of the agents to the Seminole Indians of Florida, was ambushed and killed near the agency at Fort King, Florida, December 28, 1835, by Osceola and a band of warriors who opposed removal . . . Map (db m21903) HM
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18 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — In Memoriam
Honoring the Sacrifice and Valor of Elbert County Men Who Served During The World War in Defense of Their Country 1917-1918Map (db m54619) HM
19 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — In Memory
In Memory of All Elbert Countian's Who Gave Their Lives in the Service of Their CountryMap (db m55174) HM
20 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — In the Year 1803
In the year 1803, James Alston, Beckham Dye, Dr. John T. Gilmer, Reuben Lindsay and Middleton Woods, were the first commissioners appointed to rule the Town of Elberton.Map (db m55173) HM
21 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Memorial Park History
On April 4, 1923 Ora Eugene Tate, Sr. deeded this 1.8 acre tract of land to the ladies of the Service Star Legion of Elbert County. The deed stipulated that the parcel of land must be perpetually used and maintained as a memorial park. The . . . Map (db m21941) HM
22 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — My American Soldier
Inscription appears on reverse side of monument Remember me as you walk away For you I lived and died this day and in this moment I can recall That as I fell I still stood tall Into the falling night I cry tell them I love them . . . Map (db m21910) WM
23 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Nancy Hart
To the memory of Nancy Hart heroine of the American Revolution and native of Elbert County ————— Dedicated by the Stephen Heard Chapter D.A.R. ——— 1922Map (db m226181) HM
24 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-9 — Nancy Hart>>>-- 1 1/2 mi. -->
On Wahatche (War Woman) Creek, in Revolutionary times, lived Nancy Morgan Hart, her husband, Benjamin, and their children. Six feet tall, masculine in strength and courage, Nancy Hart was a staunch patriot, a deadly shot, a skilled doctor, and a . . . Map (db m37254) HM
25 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Nancy Hart Cabin
This building erected by the Georgia D.A.R. marks the home site of Nancy Hart where she performed many heroic deeds during the American RevolutionMap (db m170829) HM
26 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Navy Seabees Can Do
Erected by and Dedicated to Navy Seabee Veterans of Elbert County Jim Humphry - Joe Deadwyler - David Smith - Claude E. Ray,JR. - Cecil Smith - Ed Cartldge - Hogan Brown - P. Mattox Glenn - Ross Brown - Richard Brady - George A. Grogan • . . . Map (db m21927) HM
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27 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 052-3 — Old Post Road
This Road is older than Elberton. Mail was carried over it by Post Riders before Falling Creek Church was built in 1788 and during Washington's Administration. Later a stage coach ran between Elberton & Lexington three times a week, stopping at . . . Map (db m21902) HM
28 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Old Seaboard Airline Depot
. . . Map (db m21907) HM
29 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Revolutionary War Soldiers
In Honor of Revolutionary War Soldiers whose graves and/or estates are in Elbert County, Georgia A project of Stephen Heard Chapter, NSDAR Historical Research Committee Historical Research Committee Helen Fleming Stone, . . . Map (db m21913) HM
30 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Samuel Elbert
Elbert County was named in honor of General Samuel Elbert, an outstanding military leader in the Revolutionary War and distinguished Governor of the State of Georgia in 1785-86. Born in 1740, Elbert was orphaned at an early age; achieved . . . Map (db m21908) HM
31 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — Soldier
[Front]: I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I . . . Map (db m54622) HM
32 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — The Christmas Tree House
The Christmas Tree House at 305 Heard Street was built as the home of the George Loehr family, who introduced to Elberton and the Rest of Georgia their native German practice of celebrating Christmas with a candle-lit tree; and the house received . . . Map (db m21940) HM
33 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — 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 . . . Map (db m57909) HM
34 Georgia, Elbert County, Elberton — USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Shipmates on Eternal Patrol in USS Scorpion (SS-278). Lost February 1st, 1944 East China Sea James S. Alexander, EM@/Charles W. Appleton, SC3/Lorren L. Bausman, SC1/ Hollis F. Bell, S1/Robert T. Brown, LTjg/Rufus H. Bynum, QM1/ Robert J. . . . Map (db m78674) HM
35 Georgia, Elbert County, Ruckersville — 052-6 — Van’s Creek Baptist Church
Van’s Creek Baptist Church, established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian, was named for an Indian convert, David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the 6th Baptist church in Georgia, it is the . . . Map (db m37342) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023