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Elberton  

Sundial: 587
State/Province:  Georgia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Sun Alignment Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 34° 13.924' N  82° 53.665' W
Location:
  • Nine miles north of Elberton, Georgia. Off Hwy 77 at 1031 Guide Stones Road
 
Description:
  • A calendrical dial consisting of six granite slabs and standing 19 feet high arranged as a center stone with four surrounding stones and a capstone. A channel through stone indicates the celestial pole and a horizontal slot indicates the annual travel of the sun. The stone faces are engraved with ten guidelines or principles in eight different languages.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: R. C. Christian (pseudonym)
  • Builder: Elberton Granite Finishing Co.
  • Construction Date: March, 1980
 
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Last Revised: 201 W Wyatt Earp Blvd, Do

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