Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elberton, Georgia
Elberton is in Elbert County
Elbert County(34) ► Hart County(27) ► Lincoln County(11) ► Madison County(10) ► Oglethorpe County(19) ► Wilkes County(91) ► Abbeville County, South Carolina(74) ► Anderson County, South Carolina(173) ► McCormick County, South Carolina(36) ►
Touch name on this list to highlight map location. Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
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
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
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
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.
Lt. J.G. Bobby Brown missing in action . . . — — Map (db m78673) HM
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
“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
To the Memory
Elbert County, Georgia
Who gave their lives
In the Service
World War I
World War II
1917 - 1975
"If ye break faith, we
shall . . . — — Map (db m21912) WM
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
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
In characters of living light
That tell a wondrous story.
Their deeds have brightened many a page
With never-dying glory.
Thomas J. Ayres Clement Brewer Thompson H. Dye
Elijah Allgood John R. . . . — — Map (db m21909) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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