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By Joyce M. Davis

demonstrated in 1790, Elbert County used to be carved from adjoining Wilkes County and named in honor of yank patriot and previous governor Samuel Elbert. situated in Northeast Georgia at the Savannah and wide Rivers, the territory witnessed progressive battle combating and the production of citadel James, Dartmouth, and Petersburg, happening all ahead of 1790. Later Ruckersville, Heardmont, Bowman, and Dewy Rose have been validated. Elberton, selected as county seat via former governor Stephen Heard's committee, used to be integrated in 1803 and ruled county historical past thereafter. Nancy Hart and Stephen Heard, between others, aided the revolution; retailers William and Beverly Allen cast a company course; and preachers, together with Dozier Thornton, verified many county church buildings. In later years, Corra Harris, born at Farmhill, attended Elberton lady Academy sooner than turning into a famous author. within the twentieth century, cotton creation used to be overshadowed through the expansion of granite quarrying and completing, resulting in Elberton turning into the "Granite Capital of the World."

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