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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Georgia

Updated on May 27, 2013

1. Georgia is home to one of the U.S largest areas of swap. The Okefenokee Swamp covers roughly 400, 000 acres of land. Almost one third of Georgia is covered in swamp wetlands of some kind.

2. The national Seashore in Georgia contains the ruins of the once great estate of Dungeness. It was part of the Carnegie estate.

3. John F. Kennedy, Jr was married on Cumberland Island. Before, he went on the famous honeymoon him and his soon to be wife, had toured the state of Georgia.

4. Historic Saint Mary’s Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation, behind St. Augustine Florida.

5. The city of Savanna was named after the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.

6. The famous pirate “Blackbeard” made a home in black beard island, in Georgia. The United States Congress renamed the island Blackbeard Island and designated it as a wilderness area.

7. On January 19, 1861 Georgia joined the confederacy to fight the incoming rebel scum of the north.

8. Georgia is home to the largest fresh water bass. The largemouth bass was then made the official state fish by the legislators in 1975.

9. Georgia has some wired laws on the books. For example, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

10. Georgia got its name after the king of England at the time. It was named after King George the II of England.

11. There is a famous spot in Atlanta that is a sheer cliff. It is one of the largest single mass of exposed granite in the world.

12. Georgia is the number one producer of Granite in the nation. Many small towns have large and small productions of granite in the world

13. Georgia is the number one producer of Peanuts, pecans, and Peaches.

14. Georgia is home to the largest poultry trade show in the world. People flock here every year to see the new technology in raising farm fresh eggs.

15. The historic downtown area of savanna is home to the world’s oldest portable steam engine in the U.S. You can see it at the Railroad museum in downtown.

16. The sweetest onion in the world is home in Georgia. It can only be grown in one place due to the climate and soil. Vidalia and Glennville are home to this sweet onion known around the world.

17. Georgia is the largest state on the east coast. It has more land acreage then Maine, new York, and Florida combined.

18. Cordele claims to be the world’s largest producer and shipper of watermelons n the world.

19. Georgia is the site of the first Gold rush in America. It was in 1828 that gold was first located around the city of Dahlonega.

20. Coca Cola was invented in the great state of Georgia by John S. Pemberton in Atlanta. It was first served in a fountain in the pharmacy where he worked. Soon it would be known around the world as the drink of choice to many nations.


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    Kadmiels 5 years ago from Florida

    it is a very wonderful state

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    Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    Have visited friends in Georgia countless times. Very nice state.