From: The History of Forsyth County Georgia vol. 1, 1985 - page 8-9
Found near Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in the Northwestern part of Forsyth County was described by White in 1849l4 as follows:
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From: Wednesday at the University of Georgia, April 17, 1963 - number 269 9-24
THIS BIG ROCK IS ALREADY CARVED
Late last week the plant operations department made preparations for the arrival on campus of a most unusual gift -- a three and a half ton petroglyph to be placed near the Georgia Museum of Art Workmen poured a concrete slab alongside the Museum and devised a plan to bring in a lowboy truck close enough so that the large carved stone could be lifted into place.
The stone is coarse crystalline granite carved on both sides with symbols and marked along its top ridge with nut-sized holes. It is about eight feet long, three feet high, and 40 inches wide at the base. The gift of Athens businessman Hal Vaughn, the stone is being moved here from Property Vaughn owns in Forsyth County. Clemens de Baillou, archaeologist, says that at first the stone was thought to belong to a later period of Indian prehistory, or about 800 years ago. More careful study, however, indicates that it might belong to a much earlier period. The symbolism carved on it -- mostly double circles and some crude stick-figure bodies -- differs from that found on stones at Etowah Mounds. The symbolism on the petroglyph given to the University is not so rich and is perhaps a bit more primitive, he said.
Nobody really knows much about petroglyphs, but they are associated with fabulous tales of buried treasures. Mrs. Francis C. Smith, an Atlantan who has spent much time hunting petroglyphs in Georgia, reported in a 1950 issue of "Early Georgia" that many treasure seekers had thought there were 40 pony loads of pure Indian gold under this very petroglyph.
If it ever had a golden base, the University's "new" carved stone has come to a prosaic end. It will rest now on concrete. Incidentally, this is not the University's first petroglyph. There is another smaller one in the enclosed garden at the Law School .
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