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Sunday, March 28, 2010

American Stonehenge in Georgia

The Elberton Guide stone Mystery

I came across this article at CNN it’s about the Elberton guide stones, I myself lived in Georgia for many years and had never heard of the Georgia Stonehenge as some call it, the stones located outside of Elberton about a 100 miles east of Atlanta in what was a farmer’s field have a gift shop and are something of a minor tourist attraction . The stones were commissioned by a man who used the name of R.C. Christian who hid his true identify. The only man who still knows the identity of the mysterious man is an old banker, a local named Wyatt Martin who says he made a gentleman’s agreement not to reveal the man’s true identify.

The very fact the stones were commissioned at all is odd and to compound the mysterious nature of the stones they are have the following inscriptions consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guide stones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones. Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.


1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.

3. Unite humanity with a living new language.

4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.

5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

8. Balance personal rights with social duties.

9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.

10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

The monument was commissioned In June 1979, Supposedly using Wyatt Martin as an agent the Elberton Granite Finishing Company was hired to build the structure.

Apparently local opinion holds that the owner of the Elberton Finishing Company, Mr Joe H. Fendley Sr, built the monument to express his own beliefs and at the same time promote the local granite businesses. He apparently published a booklet in 1981, that said a minimum 12 additional stones could be built if “ a group of 'conservation-minded' sponsors willing to pay the price could be found, page 39 of the booklet states that Fendley is a high-ranking Freemason.

In addition to the guide stones Christian left behind a 1986 book, "Common Sense Renewed," that is still for sale at the Elberton Granite Museum.. In 1986, copies of the book were distributed to several thousand "political officials and shapers of public opinion" throughout the world. All members of the United States Congress received copies, as did Reagan and Gorbachev.

I have read a few pages of the book online, the parts I have read don’t seem so disturbing but then again the whole project seems to me to be the project of an eccentric. The stones and the book have become part of the conspiracy theory groups the tablets are said to be the work of the masons or the illuminati or some other new world order group.

In the end R.C. Christian whoever he was has achieved at least some small notoriety for himself and his message and after all that was his goal.

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