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Jimmy Carter
“You cannot divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other."
Thomas Jefferson
"We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”


Entered the Union: Dec. 14, 1819 (22)

State Symbols
Brown Thrasher

Cherokee Rose

Southern Live Oak
Game Bird: Bobwhite Quail
Fruit: Peach
Wildflower: Azaela
Marine Mammal: Right Whale

Capital: Atlanta
Origin of Name: In honor of George II of England
State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation
State Song: “Georgia on My Mind ”
State Nickname: Peach State • Empire State of the South
National Forests: 2 • National Parks: 3 • State Forests: 6 • State Parks: 63
Famous for: Centennial Olympic Park, Blue Ridge Scenic Railray, Stone Mountain Park, Eternal Word Television Network
Famous Georgians: James Bowie (soldier), James Brown (singer), James E. Carter (President), Ray Charles (singer), Oliver Hardy (comedian), Alan Jackson (singer), DeForest Kelley (actor), Martin Luther King Jr. (civil rights leader), Gladys Knight (singer), Margaret Mitchell (novelist), Burt Reynolds (actor), Jackie Robinson (baseball), Travis Tritt (singer), Joanne Woodward (actress), Trisha Yearwood (singer)
Native Animals and Birds: Click on photos of the animals and birds on this page to find out more about them and to hear the sounds they make.
State Fair: Macon, Georgia
St. Simons Island Lighthouse
State Fair: Perry, Georgia
Georgia National Parks
Georgia National Forests
Georgia State Parks
Georgia Historic Sites
Georgia Attractions
Fishing in Georgia
Hunting in Georgia
Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
Atlanta Braves (MLB)
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
Listen to Brown Thrasher's Song
Georgia Photo Gallery
Georgia Butterfly Gallery
Georgia Homescchooling
Georgia Resorts
Georgia RV Parks
Georgia Hotels
Georgia Restaurants & Reviews
Cherokee and Creek Indians lived in present-day Georgia when Hernando de Soto explored the region for Spain in 1540. 
Colonized in 1732 by James Edward Oglethorpe, Georgia was the last of the original thirteen English colonies. 
Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
Stone Mountain is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world. The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee carved on the face of Stone Mountain make up the world's largest sculpture.
Georgia is a part of the southeastern region of the United States nicknamed, �The Sunbelt.�
The Varsity in Atlanta is the world's largest drive-in fast food restaurant. 
The invention of the cotton gin allowed cotton to became a major industry in Georgia. 
Georgia was the first state to allow 18-year-olds to vote. 
Georgia was the first state to allow women full property rights.
Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, is the largest infantry camp in the world.
Georgia is the nation's number one producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
Gainesville is the Chicken Capital of the World.
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia ranks 21st in size amongst all the other states.
Georgia's Ethnic Roots: African 21.6%, American 13.3%, English 8.1%, Irish 7.8%, German 7%. ("American" is likely Scots-Irish or English).
Religion in Georgia: 85% Christian (76% Protestant, 8% Catholic, 1% Other), 13% No Religion, 2% Other Relgions
The Weather Channel's headquarters is located in Atlanta.
The NS Savannah was the first nuclear powered merchant vessel.
Georgia has actually had three governors - simultaneously - twice!!
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving - Thanking God for His blessings
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2024
In 1621, 52 Pilgrims and approx. 50 Native Americans celebrated a 3-day feast thanking God for His blessings enabling their survival in the New World. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November.
December 1, 2024
Advent begins 4 weeks before Christmas and remembers the longing and waiting of God's people for the coming of the Messiah.
Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 1791
Bill of Rights Day

Celebrating the 10 amendments to the Constitution which protect individual rights by placing specific limits on government power. These freedoms do not exist in many countries of the world.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day
December 25th Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. This joyous festival is enjoyed by Christians and nonChristians alike all over the world.