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Large Land Tract Purchased

Large Land Tract Purchased

June 25, 2019 - Mayor Larry L. Guest of Elberton announced today that the City of Elberton is expanding the Elberton Industrial Park.  Mayor Guest stated that he and the Elberton City Council unanimously approved purchasing 165 acres of land adjacent to the existing...

New Board Seated

New Board Seated

The new Development Authority Board of Directors held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2019 at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.  The board elected Greg Gunter as Chair and Dr. Andrea Daniel as Vice Chair.  Kevin Eavenson from the...

Authority Charter Amended

Authority Charter Amended

In June 2019, the governments of Elbert County renewed their long-standing commitment to Economic Development in Elbert County by updating and amending the activating resolution for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman.  The Authority was...

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Elbert County Parks

Bobby Brown Park

Bobby Brown Park Elbert County

Courtesy: Bobbybrownpark.com

The ECPR (Elbert County Parks & Recreation) staff are dedicated to serving our community with great customer care and are willing to go out of their way to make sure that you have a great experience in our programs.

We hope you can take time to visit our parks and take a walk, have a picnic, play tennis or simply sit and relax.  The parks are  for you to enjoy during your leisure time.

In July of 2015, ECPR took over operations at Bobby Brown Park which is located on the Southeastern end of Elbert County.  We are excited about this new addition and hope to make it one of the premier outdoor recreation areas in the State of Georgia.

Greg Johnson, Elbert County Director of Parks and Recreation-                                

Russell Dam, Elbert County

 Richard B. Russell State Park

USACE Richard B Russell Dam and Lake.jpg


Richard B. Russell State Park / Elbert County, Georgia, USA


34°01′30″N 82°35′39″W

Construction began


Opening date


Construction cost

$626 million USD


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dam and spillways

Type of dam

Embankment, concrete-gravity


Savannah River


210 ft (64 m) (thalweg)


.98 mi (1.58 km)



Richard B. Russell Lake

Catchment area

2,890 sq mi (7,500 km2)

Surface area

26,650 acres (10,780 ha)

Power station




8 total: 4 x 75 MW (101,000 hp), 4 x 75 MW reversible

Installed capacity

600 MW (800,000 hp)

Annual generation

465.5 GWh (1,676 TJ)

Chart courtesy-Wikipedia


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