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Georgia Guide Stones - Elberton GA

About This Stories, Secrets & Sagas Episode

The Georgia Guidestones, also known as American Stonehenge, have been a source of mystery, conspiracy theories and controversy since they were first erected in Elbert County GA in 1980. A man using the pseudonym Robert C. Christian commissioned them from the Elberton Granite Finishing Company. His anonymity continues to this day. The stones have been vandalized and restored on multiple occasions yet remain standing. Join us as we explore their mystery.

Fun Facts About The Georgia Guide Stones - Elberton GA

  • 1 The controversial monument stands over 19 feet tall and weighs nearly 240,000 pounds.
  • 2 The Georgia Guide Stones are have appeared on popular television shows, including Brad Metzer's Decoded and the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum, a Monumental Mysteries Special.
  • 3 The Georgia Guide Stones are maintained by Elberton Granite Association and sit on land owned by Elberton County.
  • 4 Eight different languages are represented on the stones, English, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Chinese and Hebrew.
  • 5 The guidelines outlined on the stone are, as they appear:
    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    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 — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Things to Do in Elberton GA

Visit the town square and dine at The White Plate for a great meal. We had lunch and can personally endorse the Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich, Beef Tenderloin Burger and Poached Chicken Salad Sandwich. Each was mouthwateringly delicious and received rave reviews from our crew!

Visit the Elberton Granite Museum at 1 Granite Plaza, Elberton GA. It displays a comprehensive history of the granite industry in Elberton, also known as The Granite Capital of the World. You can also see Dutchy, the Most Hated Statue, featured on an upcoming episode of Stories, Secrets & Sagas.

Visit The Georgia Guidestones - Elberton GA

1031 Guide Stones Road, Elberton GA 30635

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