Gov. Heard's Home

Gov. Heard's Home (HMPTS)

Location: Elberton, GA 30635 Elbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 4.397', W 82° 44.65'

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Off this road lies the site of Heardmont, home of Governor Stephen Heard, 1740 - 1815 and "God's Acre," the family cemetery where he lies buried. A ten acre park surrounding the site is owned and maintained by the Stephen Heard Chapter, D.A.R. A Virginian of Irish descent, Heard came to Georgia, establishing Heard's Fort, now Washington, Ga., in 1773, and fighting with Elijah Clarke at the Battle of Kettle Creek where he was was captured. As President of the Council, he was de facto Governor for a period in 1781.

After moving to Heardmont, he was one of three who settled the site of Elberton.

Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number052-4
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 339059 N 3771654
Decimal Degrees34.07328333, -82.74416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 4.397', W 82° 44.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 4' 23.82" N, 82° 44' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1171-1188 Pearl Mill Rd, Elberton GA 30635, US
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