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Georgia Facts

Atlanta, Georgia

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

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Home to the 1996 Summer Olympics

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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

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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.

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Georgia State Motto
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

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The Hostess City of the South

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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)

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Entered Union: January 2, 1788
Rank: 4

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Georgia State Nickname
The Peach State

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Delaware Facts

Dover, Delaware

Delaware Facts

Delaware Facts

Delaware was named after the Delaware River, which derived its name from the first governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. Residents of Delaware are known as “Delawareans.”

Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. That’s how Delaware derived its nickname, “The First State.”

Famous people from Delaware include actress Valerie Bertinelli, Olympic boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, actor Edward Ernest “Judge” Reinhold, Jr., and surgeon Henry Heimlich, who developed the life-saving Heimlich Maneuver.

Delaware State Capitol
411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

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Liberty and Independence

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Delaware’s coat of arms was first adopted in 1777. The state motto “Liberty and Independence” was approved in 1847. Each symbol has a special meaning. The ship under full sail represents the ship building industry. Water represents the Delaware River, critical to coastal commerce and transportation. The farmer, wheat sheaf, and ear of corn represent farming and agricultural vitality. The ox signifies the importance of animal husbandry to Delaware’s economy. The Militiaman symbolizes the critical role of the citizen-soldier in the maintenance of American liberties.

Delaware State Symbols

State Bird Blue Hen Chicken and State Flower Peach Blossom
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Where is Delaware?

Can you find Delaware on the United States map? Hint: Delaware is bordered in the north by Pennsylvania and in the south and west by Maryland. New Jersey lies to the northeast of Delaware, across the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. Southern Delaware is home to 26 miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.

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Delaware State Motto
Liberty and Independence

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The First State has Just Three Counties

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Delaware has just three counties, the fewest number of any state. Kent and Sussex counties have historically been agricultural, with soybeans and corn as the two most important crops. Farmers also grow barley, wheat, potatoes, and peas. Apples are the largest fruit crop in Delaware. New Castle County, located in the north, is more industrialized. Most of the state’s revenue is now generated through service industries, including finance, insurance, and real estate.

Delaware State Quarter

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

Images: Historic horseback ride of Caesar Rodney, a delegate to the Continental Congress at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Delaware nickname “The First State,” year of statehood (1787), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: December 7, 1787
Rank: 1

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Delaware State Nickname
The First State

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Delaware State Flower

Peach Blossom

Delaware State Flower

Delaware State Flower

The peach blossom was officially named the Delaware State Flower in 1953. The delicate pink blossom was adopted as the floral emblem of Delaware in 1895. This choice was prompted by Delaware’s reputation as the “Peach State” because it was home to miles and miles of orchards around the turn of the century.

Sadly, peach farmers faced many hardships in the early 1900s. Diseased crops forced a large number of farmers into bankruptcy. This effectively ended the once booming agricultural industry. Today peach orchards are not so common in Delaware, though the United States is still the leading peach grower worldwide. Delaware was officially nicknamed “The First State” in 2002.

Peach Blossom Facts

Common Name: Peach Blossom
Scientific Name: Prunus persica
Year Adopted: 1895
Peak Bloom: May to June

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