Elberton, Georgia

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Elberton is the largest city in Elbert County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,743 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Elbert County[3] and serves as a hub for industry and small business in Northeast Georgia. Founded in 1803, Elberton is known as the "Granite Capital of the World."[4]



Elberton is located at 34°6′35″N 82°51′56″W / 34.10972°N 82.86556°W / 34.10972; -82.86556 (34.109628, -82.865669).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.96 square miles (10.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.


Elberton operates under a Council-Manager form of government. In this style of government, the city manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city, the five-person elected council serves as a board of directors, and the mayor performs more ceremonial duties and presides over council meetings, although Elberton mayors have traditionally taken a more active role in running the city.

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