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Georgia Guidestones

Coordinates: 34°13′55″N 82°53′40″W / 34.23194°N 82.89444°W / 34.23194; -82.89444
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Georgia Guidestones
Georgia Guidestones in May 2022
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Coordinates34°13′55″N 82°53′40″W / 34.23194°N 82.89444°W / 34.23194; -82.89444
LocationElbert County, Georgia, US
MaterialGranite
Height19 ft 3 in (5.87 m)
Opening dateMarch 22, 1980 (1980-03-22)
Dismantled dateJuly 6, 2022

The Georgia Guidestones were a granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, United States, and first erected in 1980. The monument was 19 feet 3 inches (5.87 m) tall, made from six granite slabs weighing 237,746 pounds (107,840 kg) in all.[1] The structure was sometimes known as an "American Stonehenge" or "Georgia's Stonehenge".

On the morning of July 6, 2022, the guidestones were heavily damaged in a bombing.[2] Later that day, officials demolished the standing parts of the structure for safety reasons.[3][4]

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  1. Sullivan, Randall (April 20, 2009). "American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse". Wired. Vol. 17, no. 5. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  2. Alund, Natalie Neysa (6 July 2022). "Georgia Guidestones: Rural monument that some call satanic damaged in bombing, police say". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2022-07-07. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  3. Albeck-Ripka, Livia (2022-07-06). "Explosion Destroys Mysterious Monument in Georgia, Authorities Say". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2022-07-06. Retrieved 2022-07-06.
  4. "The Georgia Guidestones demolished after explosion 'destroyed' portion, GBI says". WAGA-TV. 2022-07-06. Archived from the original on 2022-07-06. Retrieved 2022-07-06. Investigators said unknown people detonated an explosive device at around 4 a.m. Elbert County investigators arrived and noted a large portion of the structure was damaged.