Oglethorpe Monument

Oglethorpe Monument (HM9U1)

Location: Jasper, GA 30143 Pickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 28.208', W 84° 25.869'

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This 38-foot monument was designed and dedicated in 1930 by Colonel Sam Tate of Georgia Marble Company, as a tribute to General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia. Attendees included Governor Lamartine G. Hardman and other prominent dignitaries. It was carved by James Watt from Cherokee marble quarried locally. These quarries are the largest in the United States. The monument was located 10 miles east on Mount Oglethorpe (Grassy Knob), southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail until 1958. It was restored and moved here in 1999.
HM NumberHM9U1
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number112-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the City of Jasper
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 735941 N 3817280
Decimal Degrees34.47013333, -84.43115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 28.208', W 84° 25.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 28' 12.48" N, 84° 25' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Chambers St, Jasper GA 30143, US
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