Located in Northeast Georgia, Elberton was incorporated on
December 10, 1803. The city was first named for General Samuel
Elbert who fought in the Revolutionary War. Elberton sits near
the center of Elbert County, 33 miles east of Athens and 110
miles east of Atlanta. Known as "The Granite Capital of the
World," Elberton produces more granite monuments than any other
city in the world. Elberton is also known for attractions
including granite monuments, historic homes and architecture,
beautiful lakes, historical theatre and downtown square, and the
20,000 seat Granite Bowl stadium.
governed by an elected Mayor and five Council Members who hire a
professional City Manager to direct day-to-day operations. The
city government consists of several departments provide police
protection, fire service, public works, public utilities, and
community services such as a public library, performing arts
theatre, public parks and recreation.
a city with over 200 years of history, Elberton has many
historic homes and architecture. According to the 2010 U.S.
Census, the population for the City of Elberton was 4,653. The
most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data identified the
median age within the city as 42.1 years old; nearly
one‐quarter (24%) of the population is over 60 years old.