Often referred to as 'American Stonehenge', the granite slabs that form the Georgia Guidestones sit on a hilltop in the middle of Elbert County's farmland. The standing stones are inscribed with ten tenets for mankind, translated into eight languages. The six stones, topped by a capstone, are aligned to match astronomical events. No one knows who really commissioned their construction, or why, and they have been controversial since they were built in 1980. Theories for the true purpose of the Guidestones range from religion to aliens to instructions for post-apocalypse survival. Elbert County owns and maintains the Georgia Guidestones, and they let visitors decide for themselves.
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