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        Granite Capital of the World | Georgia Stories

        What qualifies Elberton, Georgia to be nicknamed the "Granite Capital of the World?" For starters the type of granite found there is prized by those who use it for buildings, monuments, and memorials. It is fine grained and blue-grey in color. According to Tom Robinson, executive vice president of the Elberton Granite Association, the abundance of granite in Elberton may also have something to do with Elberton's nickname.

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