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  • Elbert-Oglethorpe-Madison Area, Georgia – Map of the Oglethorpe-Madison-Elbert Granite Area (Granite), from A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Granites and Gneisses of Georgia, Bulletin No. 9-A, by Thomas L. Watson, Ph.D., Assistant Geologist, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1902, pp. 200.
    Map of the Oglethorpe-Madison-Elbert Granite Area, Georgia. Map of the Oglethorpe-Madison-Elbert Granite Area, Georgia (1902)
  • Elbert County, Georgia – Granite Quarries in Northeast Georgia (Map of Granite Quarries)
  • Elberton Area, Georgia - Granite Quarries Open to the Public (Granite) (From Mining and Mineral Operations in the United States: A Visitor’s Guide, by Staff, Bureau of Mines, Area Mineral Resource Offices, U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1967, pp. 20.)

    “The average American today has probably never heard of the gold mines of Georgia, but they contributed significantly to America ’s wealth until overshadowed by the California discoveries. In fact, experienced gold miners from Georgia played a role in discovery and development of western goldfields. Today (circa 1967), clay is the most important mineral product of the state.”

    Ga. 17 and 77. - Granite quarries in the Elberton district are open to the public (circa 1967). Tours are arranged by the Elberton Granite Association, Inc. Elberton is about 35 miles east of Athens, Georgia, at the intersection of Ga. 77 and 17.”

  • Elbert County, Georgia – Boyd Granite Co. Granite Quarry (Granite). In 1995 this company was operating a granite quarry in Elbert County. At that time the company headquarters was in Elberton, Georgia. (From United States Geological Survey, "Mineral Industries Surveys - Directory of Principal Dimension Stone Producers in the United States in 1995," prepared in January 1997.)
  • Elbert County, Georgia – Gold Eagle Quarries Inc. Granite Quarry (Granite). In 1995 this company was operating a granite quarry in Elbert County. At that time the company headquarters was in Elberton, Georgia. (From United States Geological Survey, "Mineral Industries Surveys - Directory of Principal Dimension Stone Producers in the United States in 1995," prepared in January 1997.)
  • Elbert County, Georgia – McCannon Granite Co. Granite Quarry (Granite). In 1995 this company was operating a granite quarry in Elbert County. At that time the company headquarters was in Elberton, Georgia. In 1995 this company was one of the ten leading dimension stone operations in the United States with sales greater than $500,000. (From United States Geological Survey, “Mineral Industries Surveys - Directory of Principal Dimension Stone Producers in the United States in 1995,” prepared in January 1997.)
  • Elberton, Georgia - the Elberton Granite Association Membership Directory
  • Elberton Georgia Granite:  Geology and Industry Insights (PDF), Paul A. Schroeder and Gillis O. Allard, Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates Field Trip – October 26, 2010, 36 pp.

  • Elberton-Echos Mill, Georgia - Map of Oglesby-Lexington and Elberton-Echols Mill granite areas, Georgia (From Granites of the Southeastern Atlantic States, Bulletin 426, 1910)
    fig. 18 Map of Oglesby-Lexington and Elberton-Echols Mill granite areas, Georgia Map of Oglesby-Lexington and Elberton-Echols Mill granite areas, Georgia (circa 1910)
  • Elberton, Georgia - the American Granite Company Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photograph, #2E-3-9250; early 1900s; unmailed)

    American Granite Company Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photograph) American Granite Company Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton (outside of), Georgia - the Berkeley Granite Quarry (color postcard photograph, #34780-B; Made by Dexter Press Inc., New York; mid-1900s; unmailed)

    Berkeley Granite Quarry, outside of Elberton, Georgia – “The Famous Berkeley quarry located just outside of Elberton, Georgia, the granite center of the world, is renowned for its fine grained, dark blue granite which is used in the manufacturing of nationally advertised Stone Eternal Memorials.” Berkeley Granite Quarry, outside of Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia – the Comolli Granite Company – Personality In Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia (no date of publication)

Front page of "Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia Page 2 of Personality in "Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia Page 17 of Personality in "Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106," Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

Front page of Personality in Memorials, Marker Catalog No. 106, Comolli Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia

Page 2 of Personality

Page 17 of Personality

  • Elberton, Georgia – Dixie Blue Granite – A selected material for monuments, Dixie Granite Co., Elberton, Georgia (colorized postcard; ca 1930s; unmailed)

    A selected material for monuments, Dixie Granite Co. Quarry, Elberton, Georgia A selected material for monuments, Dixie Granite Co. Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia - the Elberton Blue Granite, Georgia Granite Corporation, Elberton, Georgia - Partial View of Quarry (colorized postcard photograph, #83714; published by Starke and Cleveland, Matthew Ward, Inc. Drug Stores, Elberton, Ga.; early 1900s; postmark 1933)

    Elberton Blue Granite, Georgia Granite Corporation, Elberton, Georgia - Partial View of Quarry (circa 1933) Elberton Blue Granite, Georgia Granite Corporation, Elberton, Georgia - Partial View of Quarry (postcard photo circa 1933)
  • Elberton, Georgia – Elberton Blue Granite – Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Blue Granite, Design Book No. 16 & Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (pdf), 1920’s.  (Monument catalog and price list for Elberton Blue Granite monuments from Georgia)
"Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16" (front cover- Georgia) One of the monuments in the "Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16" monument catalog - Georgia Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover - Georgia)

Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 (front cover)

One of the monuments in the Special Granite Designs in the Famous Pride of Elberton Granite, Design Book No. 16 monument catalog

Price List for Special Granite Designs, No. 16-H (front cover)

  • Elberton, Georgia - A partial view of the Harmony “Superior” Blue Granite Quarries, Harmony Blue Granite Co., Inc.
    (color postcard photograph, #36763; Saggus Studio, Elberton, Ga.; Dextone Genuine Natural ColorMade only by Dexter Press, Pearl River, N.Y.; postmark Aug. 9, 1948) A partial view of the Harmony 'Superior'Blue Granite Quarries
  • Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia - J & B Granite Company (present-day company), 1161 Jenkins Road, Elberton, GA 30635; (706) 283-6133.
  • Elberton, Georgia - Granite Quarry (postcard photograph; unmailed)

    Granite Quarry & corner of business section in Elberton, Georgia Granite Quarry in Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia – Oglesby Granite Quarries – Oglesby Blue Granite Mausoleum Catalog, 1937 (PDF) (Includes photographs of many of their Blue “Oglesby” granite mausoleums.)
"Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Oglesby quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Oglesby granite quarry"Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia

Front Cover

The Oglesby Quarry…a solid mass of stone, is free from beds or seams.  Free of seams in the formation, this beautiful granite has been preserved intact since its creation millions of years ago.”

“The Oglesby Quarry…A view showing its depth and squareness of surface.”

Channeling machines, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Derricks at Oglesby quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Large granite block, Oglesby granite quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia

“Channeling Machines Cutting… into a solid mass of beautiful ‘Oglesby’ granite, freeing large blocks of stone to be cut into permanent and everlasting tributes to Memory.”

“Powerful Derricks at Quarry… handle with utmost ease and safety any size piece required in the building of mausoleums.”

“A Large Block…of ‘Oglesby’ granite weighing thirty-three tons being lifted from the quarry.”

Saws in Oglesby granite quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Analysis of Blue Oglesby granite, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Saw Yard of Oglesby granite quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia

“Saws at Work…sawing blocks of fine ‘Oglesby’ granite into standard size patterns, thus making it possible to produce beautiful mausoleums at a low cost.”

Analysis of “Oglesby” granite.  “The chemical analysis as shown below is from a United States Government report and proves conclusively that Blue ‘Oglesby’ is one of the most durable granites quarried in the world.”

“Partial View of the Saw Yard …showing sawed slabs ready for shipment and our loading equipment.”

Cutting plant, Oglesby granite quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Corborumdum saws, Oglesby granite quarry works, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia Cutting plant, Oglesby granite quarry, "Oglesby Blue Granite" catalog, Elberton, Georgia

“View of One Department of Cutting Plant…where skilled workmen finish ‘Oglesby’ granite into monuments and mausoleums.  This is one of the nation’s best equipped plants.”

“Carborumdum Saws…permit the finishing of ‘Oglesby’ granite with precision and economy.”

“Another View of Cutting Plant… Granite cutters finishing a column of ‘Oglesby’ granite for a mausoleum.”

  • Elberton, Georgia, Oglesby Granite Quarries - Mammoth Deposits of Blue Oglesby Granite
    (color postcard photograph, #120837; genuine Curteich-Chicago "C. T. Blue Sky" Post Card; Rose's 5-10-25c Store, Elberton, GA.) Mammoth Deposits of Blue Oglesby Granite
  • Elberton, Georgia – Ooglesby Quarry (postcard photograph, #120835; published by C. F. Davis, Elberton, GA; ca 1930s; unmailed)

    Ooglesby Quarry, Elberton, Georgia Ooglesby Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia – Oglesby Quarry – Granite Blocks Ready for Shipment, Oglesby Quarry, Elberton, GA. (colorized postcard photograph, 120836; early 1900s; unmailed)

    Oglesby Quarry – Granite Blocks Ready for Shipment, Oglesby Quarry, Elberton, Georgia Oglesby Quarry – Granite Blocks Ready for Shipment, Oglesby Quarry, Elberton, Georgia (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia – the Sterling Granite Company Sterling-Blue & Sunset-Pink Granite Quarry  (Granite)  Sterling Granite Company Monumental Catalog Book 12, Elberton, Georgia, No date of publication printed in booklet, possibly late 1930s.
  • Front cover of the Sterling Granite Company Monumental Catalog “In Sterling-Blue and Genuine Sunset-Pink Granite Monuments you are assured of workmanship produced by highly skilled craftsmen of long experience.” “Have your monumental work come from granite that is quarried out of the heart of this fine (Sterling Granite Co.) quarry.”

    Front cover of the Sterling Granite Company Monumental Catalog
    Book 12 (late 1930s?)

    “In Sterling-Blue and Genuine Sunset-Pink Granite Monuments you are assured of workmanship produced by highly skilled craftsmen of long experience.”

    “Have your monumental work come from granite that is quarried out of the heart of this fine (Sterling Granite Co.) quarry.”

    “You are sure of good quality granite in your monument when you specify Sterling-Blue or genuine Sunset-Pink Granites.” “Have your monument polished and be sure of this fine lasting finish so well adapted to Sterling-Blue and Genuine Sunset-Pink Granites” “‘Brockel’ Design No. 503,” with an “…artistic treatment of the Cross and Rose Vine carving, with a religious Significance symbolic of Faith, Atonement, Our Lord and the Church”

    “You are sure of good quality granite in your monument when you specify Sterling-Blue or genuine Sunset-Pink Granites.”

    “Have your monument polished and be sure of this fine lasting finish so well adapted to Sterling-Blue and Genuine Sunset-Pink Granites”

    “‘Brockel’ Design No. 503,” with an “…artistic treatment of the Cross and Rose Vine carving, with a religious Significance symbolic of Faith, Atonement, Our Lord and the Church”

    • Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia – Republic Granite Co., Inc. – the Sterling Blue Quarry
    (color postcard photograph, C-16431; A partial pictorial view of our Sterling Blue Quarry. Republic Granite Co., Inc., operating; Highpoint & Sterling Granite Companies, Elberton, Georgia; by Colorama; no postmark) A partial pictorial view of our Sterling Blue Quarry
  • Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia – Republic Granite Co., Inc. – Finishing Plant Interior (color postcard photo, No. C-16430; By Colorama, Drawer 908, Columbus, Ga.; unmailed)

    “A partial view (West Bay) of one of our two large finishing plants, depicting the cutting department. Republic Granite Co., Inc., Operating Highpoint the Sterling Granite Companies, Elberton, Georgia.” Republic Granite Co., Inc. – Finishing Plant Interior, Elberton, Granite (postcard photo)
  • Elberton, Georgia – “Greetings from Elberton, Ga.”  (postcard photograph; “Made by the  Tecraft Company, Tenafly, N.J.,” mid-1900s; unmailed)

     

    Greetings from Elberton, Ga.” (postcard photograph: “Center of Business Section” & 2 quarry photos) “Greetings from Elberton, Ga.” (postcard photograph: “Center of Business Section” & 2 quary photos)

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