Who paid for the carving on Stone Mountain?
In 1887, Stone Mountain was purchased for $45,000 by the Venable Brothers of Atlanta, who quarried the mountain for 24 more years, and descendants of the Venable family would retain ownership of the mountain until it was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1958. Martin Luther King Jr.
Has anyone died at Stone Mountain?
The body of an Emory University graduate student reported missing Tuesday night was found Wednesday morning on the sculpted side of Stone Mountain. Antony Edge plunged some 600 feet to his death after crossing a protective fence on the mountaintop, said Chuck Kelley, the park’s chief of police and fire.
Do you have to wear a mask at Stone Mountain?
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated guests can now visit Stone Mountain Park without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
Is Stone Mountain Georgia Open?
Stone Mountain Park is open year-round. However, some attractions may not be available at this time. Please visit the Calendar page for attraction availability on the date of your visit.
How safe is Stone Mountain GA?
With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Stone Mountain has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 27.