The Georgia Guidestones

The Georgia Guidestones (HM13A2)

Location: Dewy Rose, GA 30634 Elbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 13.917', W 82° 53.65'

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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, mile 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 granite megaliths set in a paddlewheel arrangement around a central stone, which is surmounted by a flat capstone. Measuring 19 1/4 feet in height at the highest peak, the stone group measures 17 1/3 feet in width; and its diameter is 65 feet. The overall weight of the 951 cubic feet of granite used is 237,746 pounds. A ground marker west of the Guidestone provides additional data and covers a buried time capsule. Each of the four sides of the capstone features the statement of cautionary guidance to humankind translated into Babylonian Cuneiform, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics, to "Let These Be Guidestones to Reason." Below, the guidelines are carved into the eight faces of the four outer stones in English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. In English, the guidelines specify the following:

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 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 s 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.
HM NumberHM13A2
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 325542 N 3789497
Decimal Degrees34.23195000, -82.89416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.917', W 82° 53.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 55.02" N, 82° 53' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1057-1065 Guidestone Rd NW, Dewy Rose GA 30634, US
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