Georgia Facts

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Georgia Facts

Georgia Facts

Georgia was the fourth state to be admitted to the union. Residents of the state are called “Georgians.”

Gainesville, Georgia is the Poultry Capital of the World. Did you know it’s illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville? The ordinance was passed in 1961 and provides that “one must not use utensils of any kind when consuming fried chicken.”

“Georgia on My Mind,” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, was designated the official state song in 1979. The tune is most often associated with singer, songwriter, musician, and composer Ray Charles, who was born in Albany, Georgia.

Famous people from Georgia include songwriter Johnny Mercer, Academy Award winning actress Joanne Woodward, and American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. is the only native Georgian to be chosen President of the United States. He was born in Plains on October 1, 1924. Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King, Jr. are the only native Georgians who’ve been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Atlanta, Georgia Postcard

Home to the 1996 Summer Olympics

  • Postcard Dimensions: 4.25″ x 5.6″ (portrait)
  • Original Poster Art in a Classic Vintage Style
  • Printed on ultra-heavy 110 lb, 12.5 point thick, semi-gloss paper

Georgia FactsAtlanta, Georgia Postcard

Atlanta is one of the American South’s most popular travel destinations. Originally planned as a railway junction, the city soon developed into a major economic and cultural hub. It is home to many internationally acclaimed businesses including Coca-Cola and CNN.

Georgia State Symbols

State Bird Brown Thrasher and State Flower Cherokee Rose

Georgia FactsGeorgia State Flower

Where is Georgia?

Can you find Georgia on the United States map? Hint: Georgia is bordered by Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Southeast Georgia borders the Atlantic Ocean for 100 miles.

Georgia Facts

Georgia State Motto
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Savannah, Georgia Postcard

The Hostess City of the South

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  • Original Poster Art in a Classic Vintage Style
  • Printed on ultra-heavy 110 lb, 12.5 point thick, semi-gloss paper

Georgia FactsSavannah, Georgia Postcard

Forsyth Park is a large city park in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park is named for John Forsyth, who served as the 33rd Governor of Georgia from 1827 to 1829. At the center of the park lies the Confederate Memorial Statue, which commemorates those who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy. Every St. Patricks Day the water of the opulent fountain at the north end of the park is dyed green as an homage to Savannah’s deep Irish heritage. Forsyth Park has something for everyone. There are walking paths, a café, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, tennis courts, basketball courts, and open play areas for kids and soccer players.

Georgia State Quarter

Many Georgia facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Ripe peach representing “The Peach State,” an outline of Georgia’s shape, “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” state motto banner, sprigs from the official state tree, the Live Oak, year of statehood (1788), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Georgia State QuarterGeorgia State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: January 2, 1788
Rank: 4

Georgia State Flag

Show your pride for “The Peach State.” Find the best deals on Georgia state flags, signs, decals, shirts, baby bibs, hats, stickers, cell phone cases, jewelry items, and other gift ideas.

Georgia State Flag - Polyester with Reinforced Edge and Grommets - 3 x 5 feetGeorgia State Flag – Polyester with Reinforced Edge and Grommets – 3 x 5 feetTangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)Tangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)

Georgia State Nickname
The Peach State

Take the Georgia State Quiz

Now that you’ve learned a few Georgia facts, test your knowledge with a fun 10-question quiz.

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Georgia State Capitol at Atlanta photograph by Robert Wilson. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

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Quarter images by 50 State Quarters.org

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