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Dedicated by the Atlanta Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1951, the Replica of the Statue of Liberty stands outside the Georgia State Capitol. The replica statue commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Boy Scouts and represents the motto, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty." The statue is an 8 1/2 foot version of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, which welcomes visitors, immigrants, and Americans who are returning to the United States.


  • Photograph of the Statue of Liberty Replica outside the Georgia State Capitol.
  • Photograph of the plaque beneath the Statue of Liberty Replica.
  • Close-up photograph of the plaque beneath the Statue of Liberty Replica.

Located on the northwest corner of the Georgia State Capitol, the Replica of the Statue of Liberty is part of the Statue of Liberty Replicas series by the Boy Scouts of America. There are over 200 replicas in 39 states that were dedicated in the 1950s. The replica statues were erected to celebrate Scouting's theme on the 40th anniversary: "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty." Each statue is about 8 1/2 feet tall without its base, cased in sheet copper, and weighs about 290 pounds.

The Replica of the Statue of Liberty in Atlanta is an exact replica of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, New York. The original Statue of Liberty is copper-clad and was dedicated on October 28, 1886 after being given to the United States from France. The Statue of Liberty was sculpted by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

Mariner, Cosmos. Replica of the Statue of Liberty, The Historical Marker Database. January 15th 2019. Accessed January 1st 2020. https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=128523.

Statue of Liberty at the Ga. Capitol, Atlanta, GA, August 26th 2007. Accessed January 1st 2020. https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM22X3_Statue_of_Liberty_at_the_Ga_Capitol_Atlanta_GA.

Bishop, Randy. BSA Replicas of Statue of Liberty, Pass Bagger. Accessed January 1st 2020. https://passbagger.org/statue-of-liberty.htm.

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Image courtesy of Cosmos Mariner from the Historical Marker Database.

Image courtesy of Cosmos Mariner from the Historical Marker Database.

Image courtesy of Cosmos Mariner from the Historical Marker Database.