Athens, Georgia: Subdivision Stonehenge
- Heelstone Ave., Athens, GA
- About two miles west of Paul Broun Pkwy/US 129, which is west of Athens. Where Heelstone Ave. meets the eastbound access ramp between Moina Michael and Atlanta Hwys, which is where US 78 veers from north to east.
A replica Stonehenge was the symbol for an ill-favored subdivision. Subsequently relocated to the town outskirts, but not a place to linger. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Subdivision Stonehenge
An interesting find! Out of place, photo-worthy, and sadly not well maintained.[Jason Horne, 06/05/2010]
The Subdivision Stonehenge of Athens, Georgia, reigns at the coordinates of 83 30 00.16 W 33 56 25.86 N, a feral neighborhood monument released from captivity back into the wild. I visited these suburban ruins on a recent trip to Athens, and found them wholly impressive in their randomness.
It is still not a place to linger awhile, since it also featured what suspiciously appeared to be illegally-parked cars and was littered with trash. Its uncut grass seems to show that Athens no longer considers itself responsible for its upkeep. However, it's still a sight worth seeing. How often does one get a chance to see Stonehenge, anyway?[Jenny Pickett, 02/21/2008]
The Georgian replica of the legendary Druidic rockpile has moved. It is now in the outskirts of town, on the way to Cagney. It is between a gas station and a car sales lot. Fitting, somehow, considering the popular question, "Why Georgia," for this replica. I can't say for sure the location answers the question, but, like the proximity of Graceland to fast food joints, one realizes something transcendent about southern culture.
It appears the attraction was bad for business in the "subdivision" it was once located in. Wandering around the old neighborhood at night is still a lot of fun, although this now means the crack dealers here won't be able to market their "Official Stonehenge Crack Rocks" to unsuspecting tourists. [[John Shea, 12/03/1998]
There is a Stonehenge outside a failed and depressing subdivision in Athens, GA. The builders thought a replica of the Druid calendar, altar, or space-beacon (whatever the hell it is) would lend a bit of class and style to their business venture. It did not. The subdivision's middle- to low-range housing is generally full of drug dealers and college students who located there because of the cheap rent and proximity to the drug dealers.[John Mann, 11/25/1997]
And not the proximity to a Stonehenge? Are you sure?