Stone Mountain, a large mound of solid granite 16 miles (26 km) east of Atlanta, Georgia. It rises 825 feet (251 m) above the surrounding plain, reaching an altitude of 1,683 feet (513 m) above sea level. A Confederate memorial, containing the horseback figures of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis, is carved on the north face. The memorial, one of the world's largest sculptures, is about 195 feet (59 m) high and 305 feet (93 m) wide.
Gutzon Borglum was commissioned to carve the memorial in 1916. He completed a head of Lee before resigning in 1925. Augustus Lukeman worked on the project until 1928, when it was suspended for lack of funds. Lukeman removed Borglum's Lee and began the three mounted figures. In the late 1950's, the state of Georgia purchased the area and established the Stone Mountain Memorial Association to develop a state park and complete the memorial. Carving was resumed under Walker Hancock in 1964 and was completed in 1970.