———→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|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 339059 N 3771654|
|Decimal Degrees||34.07328333, -82.74416667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 4.397', W 82° 44.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 4' 23.82" N, 82° 44' 39.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1171-1188 Pearl Mill Rd, Elberton GA 30635, US|
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