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Crazy Georgia Laws

Updated on January 30, 2016
Tallulah George Georgia
Tallulah George Georgia | Source

Crazy Laws

  • If an organization non registered as "non-profit" fails to register their raffle with the local sheriff, that group risks paying up to $10,00 in fines and spending five years in jaiil.
  • All citizens in Acworth must own a rake.
  • On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle vey loud after 11:00 PM.
  • In Atlanta it is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
  • Model airplanes may be flown so long as they stay on either private property or city property adjacent to the county morgue.
  • Picnics are prohibited in graveyards.
  • In Cobb County at Nickajack Elementary School, all peanut products are banned, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  • It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.
  • In Columbus stink bombs are not allowed in the city limits.
  • It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

Stone Mountain Park in Georgia
Stone Mountain Park in Georgia | Source

A few facts about Georgia


State Capital, Stone Mountain Park, St Simons Island, Dahlonega - the site of America's first gold rush, Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Chattahoochee National Forest, Battlefield Park, Underground Atlanta, Okefenokee Swamp, Jekyll Island, Six Flags over Georgia, adn the historic riverfront district in Savannah.  There are many more attractions in Georgia that you will love.

State Motto

" Wisdom, Justice and Moderation"

State Song

Georgia on My Mind

State Nickname

Peach State, Empire State of the South

Admission to Statehood

January 2, 1788 as the 4th state

State Bird

Brown Thrasher

State Flower

Cherokee Rose

State Tree

Live Oak

State Insect

Honey Bee

State Capital


Beautiful Georgia Sunset
Beautiful Georgia Sunset | Source

Georgia Fun Facts

  • Historic Saint Mary's Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
  • At the Hawkinsville Civitan Club's Annual Shoot the Bull Barbecue Championship, people from all over Georgia and surrounding states flock to this small south Georgia town to enter their tasty barbecue concoctions in this famous cook-off. The funds raised from this event benefit the Civitan International Research Center and its work toward a cure for Down's syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
  • Chickamuga National Park is the site of the bloodiest battle in American history.
  • The only county in Georgia named after a woman is Hart county,
    named for Nancy Hart, a patriot and warrior in the fight against the
    British during the Revolutionary War.
  • In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • The world's largest sculpture is located on the face of Stone
    Mountain. The figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and
    Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are depicted as well as
    Lee's horse, Traveler.
  • In 1828 Auraria, near the city of Dahlongea, was the site of the first Gold Rush in America.
  • Georgia is home to the invention of the Cherokee written alphabet.

Black-eyed peas, one of Georgia favorite foods.
Black-eyed peas, one of Georgia favorite foods. | Source

Black-eyed Pea Salsa


2 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
1 (15 ounce) can white shoe peg corn, drained
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (14.5 oz) ounce can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 cup chopped green olives
1 clove chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 to 1 cup Zesty Italian Dressing


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours. It is usually it's most flavorful when made at least 8 hours before serving.

I usually use the petite diced tomatoes that include the green peppers and onions. For a salsa with a bite use the petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos in it.

Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips. This salsa is also delicious with pretzels.

Makes 20 servings.

I included this recipe in this hub so you could try a bonified Georgia recipe. It's one of those recipes that are delicious as come from the heart of Georgia.


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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      fpherj48, my guess is they must think if you own one you'll use one. Apparently they must have had a problem at one time and just forgot to take the law off the books once leaf blowers came into being.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      For REAL? I mean, seriously? From what I understand about local laws and regulations.....we have to believe that the issue existed at one point, in order for the city legislature to have created and enacted a law against it!!!! Apparently, the people in Acworth never raked their leaves........but then, I'd have to ask, why is it just they MUST OWN A RAKE??? They missed the part about USING it!!! LOL......This hub is FUN! ....UP+

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      Susan Haze 8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Anywhere other than a street lamp or telephone I guess.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well, then when I am in Atlanta - just where am I supposed to tie my giraffe?

      Thanks for keeping me up to date!