About Homes for Sale in Elbert County, Georgia
Welcome To Elbert County, Georgia.
THE TAB TO THE RIGHT WILL DISPLAY THE CURRENT LISTINGS OF HOMES AND LAND IN Elbert COUNTY.
Elbert County is located on 374 square miles and lies on the South Carolina border. In addition to the beauty of its rolling hills and lakes, Elbert is a growing community with a robust economy and is home to the 20,000-seat Granite Bowl, home of the Elbert County Blue Devils.
Elbert County was established in 1790. It was created out of a slice of Wilkes County and is named for General Samuel Elbert. General Elbert commanded the Continental forces during the Revolution and later served as governor of the state. One of the Revolution’s famous heroines, Nancy Hart, lived along the Broad River and earned her place in history by courageously defeating a party of Tories who had invaded her home.
In its early years, the economy was primarily agricultural, initially owing its prosperity to tobacco, but gradually changing over to cotton production. However, that changed in 1882 when a granite quarry was opened. Granite remains the primary industry in the area, accounting for one-third of the nation’s granite monument production.
- As of 2012, Elbert County has a population of 20,500.
- The County is bound on three sides by five different counties: Hart, Lincoln, Madison, Oglethorpe, and Wilkes.
- In 2015, the median household income of Elbert residents was $35,388.
- With 19,143 people, Elbert County is the 91st most populated county in the state of Georgia out of 159 counties.
- The county is home to the Peterson Township site, an abandoned frontier town that is now submerged under the Clarks Hill Lake reservoir.
- Parts of the county border Lake Russell, a lake well-known for its fantastic fishing.
- Two state parks are located here: Bobby Brown State Park, which marks the site of the Petersburg, and Richard B. Russell State Park.