Remains of Georgia Guidestones being donated to granite museum

ELBERT COUNTY, Ga. — What is left of the Georgia Guidestones after they were destroyed last month is now being donated.

Earlier this week, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted last week to donate the debris from the mysterious Georgia monument to the Elberton Granite Association and its museum.

The 19-foot-tall granite structure was demolished after a portion of the monument was reduced to rubble by explosives in July.

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Elbert County Administrator Phil Pitts says it is his understanding that no members of the Board of Commissioners want the County Government to be involved in rebuilding the Guidestones. In fact, he says he believes that the County should never had held ownership of the Guidestones themselves.

The Elberton Granite Association says that they will preserve the remains until it can be decided whether or not the Guidestones should be rebuilt.

They say there have been no formal discussions on potential solutions for the remains.


The Georgia Guidestones were one of Georgia’s strangest tourist attractions since it was anonymously erected in 1980.

The monument’s stones are inscribed with what some people interpret as guidelines for future generations and what others see as something more sinister. The monument gets around 20,000 visitors a year.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released surveillance video that showed a person running away from the monument, but have not yet identified any suspects.