Crazy Laws in Georgia and Fun Facts

Good thing I live in the Okefenokee Swamp
Good thing I live in the Okefenokee Swamp | Source

Crazy Laws in the State of Georgia and Fun Facts

Did the crazy Florida law forbidding you from showering naked make you laugh?

Or the stupid law banning the molestation or abuse of trash cans?

How about the dumb law regarding semi-topless dancing?

Here are 23 more crazy. stupid, dumb, bizarre laws that still remain on the books in Georgia.

I would NEVER do that!
I would NEVER do that! | Source

Crazy Laws in the state of Georgia

The term “sadomasochistic abuse” is defined so broadly that it could possibly be applied to one person handcuffing another person wearing a clown suit.

Someone should warn Ronald McDonald.

Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

That seems fair – after all, those dedicated legislators are speeding to get to work on time to create some more crazy laws.

Alabama slingshots may not be used in the city limits.

Support your state. Use only local Georgia slingshots.

Yummy soft ice cream cone
Yummy soft ice cream cone | Source

No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

Why would anyone carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket on Sunday or any other day? Do as I do. Obey the law. Keep it in your front pocket.

All sex toys are banned.

In 1968, a Fulton County resident was convicted under this law. This is despite the fact that the Fulton-County jury publicly stated that the law was ‘archaic’ and noted that such gadgets can have ‘therapeutic value.’

Just thought you would like to know.

No person may be buried under a sidewalk of a cemetery.

Did someone actually try to do that?

Find me a parking meter in the shade.
Find me a parking meter in the shade. | Source
Is my supervisor of the female persuasion?
Is my supervisor of the female persuasion? | Source

Crazy Laws in the Cities of Georgia

In Atlanta – It is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

Tie your sweet giraffe to a parking meter like they do with elephants in the state of Florida.

In Athens-Clarke County – It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.

Let’s have a little clarification here. What qualifies as a disturbing sound?

Owners of mules may not allow their animal to roam around Athens unsupervised.

Don’t you just hate it when you run into an unsupervised mule?

In Acworth – All citizens must own a rake.

You don’t have a lawn? That’s no excuse.

• In Columbus It is illegal to carve your initials on a tree, even if it is on your own property.

So … print your name in longhand instead.

Crosses may be burned on someone else’s property, so long as you have their permission.

And that makes it all right?

I'm reporting you to the SPCC - Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Chickens.
I'm reporting you to the SPCC - Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Chickens. | Source

It is illegal to carry a chicken by its feet down Broadway on Sunday.

Carry your chicken upright or make the little darling walk.

The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.

That makes about as much sense as all these other crazy laws.

All Indians must return to their shore of the Chattahoochee River by nightfall.

That has to be a very, very, very old law.

It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

What the … ?

Guess I'll have to modify my wardrobe here.
Guess I'll have to modify my wardrobe here. | Source

In Dublin – Persons may not wear hoods in public.

The city would need the National Guard to enforce this one now that hoodies are so popular.

In Gainesville – Chicken must be eaten with the hands.

Put your shoes back on, Bubba.

In Jonesboro – It is illegal to say “Oh, Boy!”

You know I had to look up the rationale for this law. After the Civil War, former slaves who were now free had no money and little food. There was almost no work available. When wealthy landowners came to town, often they would want their horses cleaned. Former slaves would fight over who got to clean the horses. Many were killed or injured.

So the city of Jonesboro passed a law that these wealthy men could no longer come to town and call for these former slaves. How had they called for them? You guessed it: ‘Oh, boy!’

Here's my handy-dandy AK-47.
Here's my handy-dandy AK-47. | Source

In Kennesaw – Every head of household must own a gun.

The NRA has a STRONG foothold in Kennesaw.

In Marietta – Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.

Isn’t that discrimination against cars and buses?

In Quitman – It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.

Now I know the answer to that age-old question: ‘Why does a chicken cross the road? To get out of Quitman, that’s why.

In St. Mary's No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.

How would anyone know?

Okefenokee Swamp
Okefenokee Swamp | Source

Fun Facts and Illustrious Information about Georgia

The Okefenokee Swamp in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the largest swamp in North America. Over 400,000 acres of canals and cypress trees provide sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife.

Although folklore states that the word, ‘okefenokee,’ is a Native American word meaning ‘land of trembling earth,’ it is actually the anglicization of the Itsate Creek Indian words, ‘oka fenoke,’ which mean ‘water-shaking.’

Do you remember Walt Kelly’s comic strip, ‘Pogo,’ where the characters made their home in the Okefenokee Swamp?

Feral horses on Cumberland Island
Feral horses on Cumberland Island | Source
Blackbeard the Pirate (1680-1718)
Blackbeard the Pirate (1680-1718) | Source

Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. Wild horses now graze among the wind-swept dunes.

President John F. Kennedy, Jr. was married to Jackie on Cumberland Island.

The SS Savannah was the first steamship/sailing ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1818.

The notorious pirate, Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Teach, lived on Blackbeard Island. The U.S. Congress designated the 3,000-acre Blackbeard Island as a Wilderness Area in 1975.

Hernando de Soto was the first European to explore Georgia in 1540.

Remember de Soto from 'Crazy Laws in Florida'?

In 1832, Auraria was the site of the first Gold Rush in America. Its name derives from ‘aurum,’ the Latin word for gold.

The World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola | Source

Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name ‘Coca-Cola’ was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta.

The World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition in Atlanta featuring the history of the Coca-Cola company as well as a host of entertainment areas and attractions.

I tried sniffing Coke once, but the ice cubes got stuck in my nose.

Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain | Source

The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee make up the world's largest sculpture.

It is located on the face of Stone Mountain. Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveler, is also carved on the mountain.

Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women in 1843.

'The General' locomotive
'The General' locomotive | Source
Ocmulgee National Monument
Ocmulgee National Monument | Source

The locomotive engine popularly known as The General is housed in the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw. It was hijacked in the Andrews Railroad Raid in 1862 and later depicted in the movie, ‘The Great Locomotive Chase.’

Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon is the largest archeological development east of the Mississippi River. It contains major earthworks built more than 1,000 years ago including the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds.

Chehaw Park in Albany is a well-known wild animal park. The park is named for the Chiha or Chehaw, a tribe of Creek Native Americans who once inhabited the property and befriended Caucasian settlers.

Little White House, Warm Springs
Little White House, Warm Springs | Source
Mirror Lake on Berry College campus
Mirror Lake on Berry College campus | Source

The Little White House in Warm Springs was the recuperative home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who suffered from polio.

Note: FDR was attracted to the Warm Springs area by the warm water with supposed curative powers.

Marshall Forest in Rome is the only natural forest within a city limits in the United States.

Berry College in Rome has the world's largest college campus consisting of more than 27,000 acres of fields, falls, lakes, forests, and Lavender Mountain.

Providence Canyon State Park, near Lumpkin, is often called the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia.

Brasstown Bald Mountain with an elevation of 4,784 feet is the highest point in Georgia.

Jimmy Carter Campaign HQ
Jimmy Carter Campaign HQ | Source

James Earl (Jimmy) Carter was the 39th President of the U.S. from 1977 to 1981.

Born in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia (Pop, 776), he was the governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975.

Atlanta played host to the greatest rout in football history - a 1916 contest in which Georgia Tech blew out tiny Cumberland College 222-0.

Using the 'jump-shift' offense, John Heisman's Golden Tornado team won the most lopsided victory in the history of college football.

The Acrophobia at Six Flags over Georgia
The Acrophobia at Six Flags over Georgia | Source

The popular theme park - Six Flags over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia: the United Kingdom, Spain, France, the Confederate States of America, the U.S., and the state of Georgia.

Note: How would you like to ride this free-fall attraction, the appropriately-named Acrophobia?

The original name for Atlanta was Terminus because the city was originally located at the end of a railroad.

Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world.

The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.

The oldest portable steam engine in the United States is on display at Historic Railroad Shops in Savannah.

Sweet Vidalia onions
Sweet Vidalia onions | Source
Hurry, y'all, or we'll be late for the Poultry Show.
Hurry, y'all, or we'll be late for the Poultry Show. | Source

Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.

Note: The Vidalia is unusually sweet because of the low amount of sulfur in the soil in which it is grown.

Cordele claims to be the watermelon capital of the world and hosts an annual Watermelon Festival each June.

In 1995, the Georgia Assembly designated Georgia as the poultry capital of the world.

It produces over 40% of all chickens in the United States and ranks fifth in the world in chicken production.

Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest poultry convention in the world.

Hogzilla
Hogzilla | Source

The largest wild hog ever discovered was found and killed in Alapaha.

Weighing in at 800 pounds and measuring 8½ feet in length, the creature was nicknamed ‘Hogzilla.’

Charles Lindbergh made his first solo cross-country flight from Americus to Montgomery in a World War I surplus Curtiss JN-4 ‘Jenny’ that he purchased for $500.

Wackiest street intersection names in Albany: Lonesome and Hardup . . . I kid you not.

The Georgia State Capitol building is gilded with 43 ounces of locally-mined gold from the first gold rush in 1830.

Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)
Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) | Source

Juliette Gordon Low, born in Savannah, was the founder of the Girl Scouts of America with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts. Her birthplace is now a Girl Scout museum.

State Symbols

Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South, the Peach State, the Goober (peanut) State and the Cracker State.

State fish – largemouth bass

State flower – Cherokee rose

State tree - live oak tree

State bird – brown thrasher

The monument created from 6 granite slabs is over 19 feet high and weighs 237,746 pounds.
The monument created from 6 granite slabs is over 19 feet high and weighs 237,746 pounds. | Source

The Georgia Guidestones, a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, is often referred to as an American Stonehenge.

A message consisting of ten guidelines is engraved in eight different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Hindi, Arabic and Swahili.

1- Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

2- Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.

3- Unite humanity with a living new language.

4- Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.

5- Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

6- Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

7- Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

8- Balance personal rights with social duties.

9- Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.

10- Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

Amazing tunnel in Georgia Aquarium
Amazing tunnel in Georgia Aquarium | Source
Phoenix
Phoenix | Source
Pecans on the tree
Pecans on the tree | Source

Georgia's Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the western hemisphere with more than 10 million gallons of water and 100,000 fish and mammals representing 500 species.

Much of Atlanta was destroyed during the Civil War. Only 400 buildings survived. That’s why the city’s symbol is a phoenix.

Note: In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Bet You Didn't Know:

Georgia is the largest producer of peanuts in the U.S. and produces twice as many peanuts as the next leading state.

Georgia, through its pine forests, produces 50% of the world's resin and turpentine.

Georgia is the number one producer of pecans in the world – the region around Albany is the center of pecan production.

Georgia leads the nation in the production of paper and board, tufted textile products, and processed chicken.

Georgia is one of the top five growers of blueberries.

Dalton is known as the Carpet Capital of the World. It produces 65-70% of all American carpets. There are over 100 outlet stores in the city.

The Tree that Owns Itself
The Tree that Owns Itself | Source

Crazy, bizarre but true story

The ‘Tree That Owns Itself’ is a white oak widely assumed to have legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet of its base. The tree is located at the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia.

Note: The original tree fell in 1942, but a new tree was grown from one of its acorns and planted in the same location. The current tree is sometimes referred to as the ‘Son of The Tree That Owns Itself.’

How did this all come about? In the early 1800s, Col. William Henry Jackson had cherished childhood memories of this white oak tree and to protect it, deeded to it ownership of itself.

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“I enjoy performing for heavily armed people. It’s easier than going to Georgia.” – Robin Williams

Robin must have spent some time in Kennesaw.

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2015. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So."

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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Doc.....The State of Georgia is a lot of fun for me. Some of the odd & end Facts, believe it or not, I knew. At one time 2 of my sons lived in Georgia with their families... One still remains, the other has moved to California.

I've visited numerous times and done quite a bit of sightseeing. I've visited Museums and Historical areas....and believe me, Georgians like to keep their rich history alive.

The laws still on the books are as bizarre as the other States you've highlighted......one of these days when time allows, I'd like to check on the original "reasons" for these crazy ridiculous laws that make absolutely no sense at all, at a glance.....

The "burning crosses?" ...LOL.....how crazy. and just who is going to tell the KKK they may NOT burn a cross in your yard!!??

It's only right that people have the good sense to make sure their mule is supervised at all times. That's what we have to do with our mules!!


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breakfastpop 18 months ago

That does it! I am never going to Georgia. I always carry an ice-cream cone in my back pocket on Sundays. It is just something I enjoy!


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always exploring 18 months ago from Southern Illinois

This was entertaining as well as educational. I can't imagine anyone putting these laws on the books and expect people to obey them. Corn flakes prohibited on Sunday tops the chart! Sniffing coke was a good one and BTW I love vidalia onions. Another good one drbj....


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

I'm still shaking my head at some of these though it's hard to supress a smile drbj. I remember the cartoon 'Pogo' very well...loved the artwork and characters. All the additional facts were educational, and I found the fact that there are towns in Georgia named Athens and Rome quite interesting as well.


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billybuc 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

What's the fun in going to the fair if you can't park your giraffe wherever you want and you can't make disturbing sounds? Wait a minute! What if your giraffe makes disturbing sounds while at the fair? Do they arrest the giraffe? Do they have a jail cell big enough???

Thanks for the fun and it was definitely fun. I've decided not to move to Georgia.


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Ericdierker 18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

A most interesting and delightful read.


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Hahaha, oh, my lovely state of Georgia, where I grew up! Yep, I knew there would be some doozies there, just as there are in all of the other states so far.

Shhh, I met my husband there in Columbus when we were 16 & 17 and we carved our initials in a tree ... glad we escaped to another state now! Tee hee

We do have plenty of peaches, Vidalia onions and pecan trees. I have been to Stone Mountain and actually saw a laser light show with a concert of the Charlie Daniels Band and they played The Devil went down to Georgia; it was great! LOL I have also been to Six Flags over Georgia countless times when dating my husband. Plus, to Warm Springs, Georgia and the Little White House, those warm springs are truly wonderful. And, of course, the Atlanta Aquarium. Georgia, despite its crazy laws that have been on the books since who knows when, is truly full of rich history and beauty.

Up +++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

God bless


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AliciaC 18 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is another entertaining and educational article, drbj. I'm enjoying your crazy law hubs very much. I find the two laws about guns quite worrying. Thanks for sharing the information.


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Oh, Doc, I'm still laughing at "No person may be buried under the sidewalk." Wondering just who is responsible for some of these laws? Enjoyed the educational trivia very much. Thanks a bunch!


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

If two of your sons lived in Georgia, Paula, then it does not surprise me that you are acquainted with many of its attractions and fun facts. You mentioned being interested in the reasons why some of these crazy, bizarre laws are enacted in the first place.

Usually, it is because some crazy, bizarre citizen committed the crazy act in question. And some crazy legislator jumped on the opportunity to pass a law to show the voters he or she was at work and not sleeping all day in the legislative chamber.

When I try to analyze some of these strange laws I get a little crazy, too. So in Georgia I do not burn any crosses on any lawns and keep my mule tethered when I ride it to town. ;)


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

So you like to carry your ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sundays, bp? Do hope your back pocket is insulated, m'dear.

Georgian urban legend posits that folks were luring other people's horses to follow them with this ploy. That's what I call creative. Also illegal!


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Ruby, let me entertain (and educate) you ... that's my motto. These crazy Georgia laws are still on the books but fortunately they are ignored by both citizens and law enforcement.

Happy you enjoyed the coke joke - one of my faves. And Vidalia onions are the best - I enjoy them, too. Thanks for stopping by.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Delighted I brought a smile to your face, Jodah. I used to read 'Pogo' compulsively as well as Al Capp's 'Lil Abner' which may have been before your time. Thanks for enjoying the educational fun facts.

I discovered that here are 13 towns named Athens in the U.S. in addition to Athens, GA and 13 named Rome.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

All I gotta' say is 'Ya' gotta' love Georgia.!! My baby girl (just turned 43) is a Georgia peach....born at the Naval Air Station in Albany Geogia (her Daddy was in the Air Force and stationed there as part of a SAC detachment). TMI???

Anyway love love love these....who would have thunk these up???

Voted up up and away

Angels are winging their way to you hopefully bringing more inspiration for clever hubs from you :D ps


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

To answer your thoughtful query, Bill, if you do not park your giraffe in a legally approved manner, and make disturbing sounds as well, you will be tossed into the hoosegow in Georgia.

As far as the penalty for your giraffe making those disturbing sounds, I will not stick my neck out by proposing a defense for the poor, defense-less creature.

The citizens of Georgia want me to let you know they are heartbroken by your decision not to move to their fair state. ;)

You are welcome for the fun.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Eric for your kind considered comments. Your loyal attendance is most appreciated.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Delighted, Faith, that you enjoyed some doozies of laws in Georgia. The legislators there appear to be most creative. If you and your hubby defaced a tree while there, you are fortunate to have escaped punishment. My lips are sealed.

How wonderful that you have visited so many of those Georgia attractions in person. The Aquarium looks particularly inviting to me and a visit there is on my bucket list.

You are so right about the history of the state. I had to be particularly selective when choosing which fascinating fact I would highlight in this hub. There are so many.

Thanks for the visit, thank hubby, too, and for the tweeting, pinning, sharing, and Up plus-ing.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Alicia, for enjoying my crazy laws series. The gun laws are indeed scary. You are most welcome for the information - sharing it is my mission.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Audrey - Whoever that misguided citizen was, he or she went to a whole lot of trouble with that attempted burial. Who are responsible for these crazy laws you asked? Simple. Crazy legislators! Thanks for enjoying the educational trivia - 'tis my pleasure.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Patricia. I'm certain that Georgia (despite these crazy laws) holds a special place in your heart since your sweet baby girl is a Georgia peach. That's never TMI.

Happy you loved these and thanks for the up, up and away vote. May creative, loving angels linger over you and yours as well.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

Drbj, I am old enough to remember Lil'Abner...both the cartoon series and the musical movie with Nat King Cole in it. Loved it. Wow, how can one country have so many towns with the same name?


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Vellur 18 months ago from Dubai

Interesting and out of this world. I never in my wildest dreams thought there could be laws like this! Enjoyed the read, great hub.


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rebeccamealey 18 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Crazy! I guess they are called blue laws, right? Well, it's good Georgia is on your mind. LOL. Really great job you did here!


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PurvisBobbi44 18 months ago from Florida

Hi,

Another state with crazy laws---so funny---I suppose this was a time when the people entertained themselves by making silly laws. This was before television and computers so they relied on making laws, drinking Moonshine, going to church and spreading the news in gossip.

I visited Georgia when I was young with my Grandmother Knight---her maiden name was Sistrunk. She visited her girlfriends and family. The women in Georgia knew how to cook---the food was as good as my grandmother’s wonderful delights.

I remember the last time I went with Grandmother Knight to visit---one of the sons of her girlfriend said he was coming to Florida to get me when I was 14 to be his wife.

I believe he was 12 years old then. This scared me so my arms stayed wrapped around my Grandmother’s leg wherever she went until we left. I suppose some states allowed early marriages.

You are doing a great job with this---I am sharing it.

Bobbi Purvis


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Delighted to learn, Jodah, that you are a Li'l Abner fan like me. I used to love reading about Dogpatch, and Daisy Mae and Senator Bullmoose and Joe Blfksplt. Remember Joe? He was the lil guy who walked around with a small cloud over his head and although the sun was shining in Dogpatch, it was always raining over Joe. Just like some folks I have met.

Many more towns in the U.S. have the names of well-known countries, cities and places. It's like the founding fathers used up all their creativity in creating crazy laws. :)


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Vellur. Happy you found this interesting and out of this world. Seems like every state had its bizarre lawmakers creating crazy laws. I have not yet found a state that does not have them.

Thanks for the kind words, m'dear.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Rebecca. You are correct about some of those crazy 'blue laws.' If they applied to something you should not do or sell or buy on Sunday, they were called 'blue' laws.

Yes, Georgia was on my mind and soon to come is Hawaii - they are creatively crazy there, too. Thanks for the appreciation.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Bobbi. You know, you may be right. Lawmakers years ago did not have computers and technology for amusement, so they may have turned to crazy, bizarre law-making. That reason is as good as any. I think the moonshine drinking and the gossip have survived though.

You are right about the food, too. A Georgia pecan pie cannot be beat. And some of the best barbecue I ever tasted was in Atlanta.

And child brides are still popular with grown men in some states - not just Georgia. Can imagine how terrified you must have been as a child.

Thanks for enjoying this and for sharing - that is much appreciated. And stay tuned. I still have mucho states to go. Hawaii coming up next.


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tillsontitan 18 months ago from New York

What were they thinking? How many giraffes have lived in Georgia anyway? Can you carry a chicken by its feet on Broadway on any other day?

The questions go on and on.

Another superb fun facts hub! I LOVE them and you do them so well.

Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, and interesting.


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drbj 18 months ago from south Florida Author

You are so right, Mary. The questions do go on and on. What were these legislators thinking? What were they drinking? What were they smoking?

I cannot recall ever seeing a giraffe on the loose in Georgia - but they stuck in that law anyway.

Thank you for loving these laws and the fun facts, m'dear. You and your visits and comments and multi-sharing are much appreciated.

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