Elberton is the largest city in Elbert County, Georgia. It is the county seat with a growing population. Industry, specifically granite, and small businesses supporting the granite industry has provide a strong economy and wonderful city to live.
Elberton was founded in 1803. It was named after General Samuel Elbert who fought during the Revolutionary War.
Post Civil War, Elberton prospered due to abundant granite resources. Granite from this area is known world over as durable building material.
Elberton is served by the Elbert County School District. Five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school are located within the city.
The City of Elberton was named a Georgia City of Excellence by the Georgia Municipal Association in 2002 and received commendation as a Trendsetter by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2005. The city was also selected to host the Georgia Literary Festival in 2005 for the area's contributions to literature.