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Georgia State Facts

  • List of Counties

  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Atlanta

  • Largest city: Atlanta

  • Highest point: Brasstown Bald, 4,784 ft (1458 m)

  • Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level

  • Admission to Union: January 2, 1788 (4th)

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Georgia State Information

  • Music in Georgia ranges from folk music to rhythm and blues, rock and roll, country music and hip hop.

  • Girl Scouting in the US began on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia

  • Georgia's principal airport is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

  • The Tybee Island B-47 crash was an incident on February 5, 1958, in which the United States Air Force lost a 7,600-pound (3,400 kg) Mark 15 nuclear bomb in the waters off Tybee Island near Savannah. Following several unsuccessful searches, the bomb was presumed lost somewhere in Wassaw Sound off the shores of Tybee Island. has never been found

  • Nationally known attractions, amusement parks, animal kingdoms and state parks mean there's something for everyone in Georgia.

  • Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year

  • Bright lights, beautiful sights, and fantastic nights are the just start of entertainment in Georgia. Whether it is day or night, there is no shortage of places to go and things to do in Georgia.

Georgia Points of Interest

Georgia Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Georgia, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Georgia State Counties

159 Counties in Georgia

  1. Appling County

  2. Athens-Clarke County

  3. Atkinson County

  4. Bacon County

  5. Baker County

  6. Baldwin County

  7. Banks County

  8. Barrow County

  9. Bartow County

  10. Ben Hill County

  11. Berrien County

  12. Bibb County

  13. Bleckley County

  14. Brantley County

  15. Brooks County

  16. Bryan County

  17. Bulloch County

  18. Burke County

  19. Butts County

  20. Calhoun County

  21. Camden County

  22. Candler County

  23. Carroll County

  24. Catoosa County

  25. Charlton County

  26. Chatham County

  27. Chattahoochee County

  28. Chattooga County

  29. Cherokee County

  30. Clay County

  31. Clayton County

  32. Clinch County

  33. Cobb County

  34. Coffee County

  35. Colquitt County

  36. Columbia County

  37. Cook County

  38. Coweta County

  39. Crawford County

  40. Crisp County

  41. Dade County

  42. Dawson County

  43. Decatur County

  44. DeKalb County

  45. Dodge County

  46. Dooly County

  47. Dougherty County

  48. Douglas County

  49. Early County

  50. Echols County

  51. Effingham County

  52. Elbert County

  53. Emanuel County

  54. Evans County

  55. Fannin County

  56. Fayette County

  57. Floyd County

  58. Forsyth County

  59. Franklin County

  60. Fulton County

  61. Gilmer County

  62. Glascock County

  63. Glynn County

  64. Gordon County

  65. Grady County

  66. Greene County

  67. Gwinnett County

  68. Habersham County

  69. Hall County

  70. Hancock County

  71. Haralson County

  72. Harris County

  73. Hart County

  74. Heard County

  75. Henry County

  76. Houston County

  77. Irwin County

  78. Jackson County

  79. Jasper County

  80. Jeff Davis County

  81. Jefferson County

  82. Jenkins County

  83. Johnson County

  84. Jones County

  85. Lamar County

  86. Lanier County

  87. Laurens County

  88. Lee County

  89. Liberty County

  90. Lincoln County

  91. Long County

  92. Lowndes County

  93. Lumpkin County

  94. Macon County

  95. Madison County

  96. Marion County

  97. McDuffie County

  98. McIntosh County

  99. Meriwether County

  100. Miller County

  101. Mitchell County

  102. Monroe County

  103. Montgomery County

  104. Morgan County

  105. Murray County

  106. Muscogee County

  107. Newton County

  108. Oconee County

  109. Oglethorpe County

  110. Paulding County

  111. Peach County

  112. Pickens County

  113. Pierce County

  114. Pike County

  115. Polk County

  116. Pulaski County

  117. Putnam County

  118. Quitman County

  119. Rabun County

  120. Randolph County

  121. Richmond County

  122. Rockdale County

  123. Schley County

  124. Screven County

  125. Seminole County

  126. Spalding County

  127. Stephens County

  128. Stewart County

  129. Sumter County

  130. Talbot County

  131. Taliaferro County

  132. Tattnall County

  133. Taylor County

  134. Telfair County

  135. Terrell County

  136. Thomas County

  137. Tift County

  138. Toombs County

  139. Towns County

  140. Treutlen County

  141. Troup County

  142. Turner County

  143. Twiggs County

  144. Union County

  145. Upson County

  146. Walker County

  147. Walton County

  148. Ware County

  149. Warren County

  150. Washington County

  151. Wayne County

  152. Webster County

  153. Wheeler County

  154. White County

  155. Whitfield County

  156. Wilcox County

  157. Wilkes County

  158. Wilkinson County

  159. Worth County

Our Story

Georgia is located in the southeaster region of the United States, and was founded in 1732 making it the final of the original thirteen colonies. The state was named directly after King George II who was the king of Great Britain. Georgia was also documented to be the fourth state which ratified the U.S. Constitution. The state is ranked as the 24th most extensive and ranked 9th in terms of population. Georgia has been nicknamed the “Peach State” and the “Empire State of the South”. The state capital is Atlanta and is also the most populated city within the state

Georgia has Florida bordering its south side, the Atlantic Ocean to its east along with South Carolina, and is bordered on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. The northern region of Georgia is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains which is a part of the Appalachian Mountains. Georgia is also the most extensive state on the east side of the Mississippi River, and its highest point of elevations sits at 4,784 feet above sea level.

The population of the state has been recorded at roughly 9.8 million spread over its almost 60,000 square miles of land area. It has several major rivers running through it including the Chattahoochee River, Suwannee River, and Savannah River. It is also home to several well known lakes such as Lake Lanier, West Point Lake, Lake Hartwell, and Clarks Hill Lake. The major industries in the state are considered to be timber (pine ), agriculture, and textiles.

The state song is “Georgia on My Mind” and the state motto remains “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation”. The state bird is the Brown Thrasher while the game bird is the Bobwhite. Other state icons include the state marine mammal which is the Right Whale, the state Possum which is the Pogo Possum, and the state insect which is the Honey Bee. The state fish is the Largemouth Bass, and the current world record largemouth bass is also recorded as being caught in Georgia. The state shell is the Knobbed Whelk, the state flower is the Cherokee Rose, and the state tree is the Live Oak.

Georgia is a big player in the U.S. Economy and is also a great state in terms of tourism. Many people travel to Atlanta for entertainment and to Georgia in general to enjoy the climate in the region. Overall Georgia is widely regarded as one of the big contributors to the U.S. Economy.

Georgia has had five official state capitals: colonial Savannah, which later alternated with Augusta; then for a decade at Louisville; and from 1806 through 1868, including during the American Civil War, at Milledgeville. In 1868, the capital was moved to Atlanta and it became the fifth capital city of the state