Thursday, May 12

Facts about Georgia

Georgia Facts

Learn facts about Georgia for kids.

I love learning facts about the different states. I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Florida. This week we are posting cool facts about Georgia. You will learn facts about Georgia's state flag, bird, and many other state facts.

Did you know that Georgia was the 4th state to join the union? Yes, that is correct. Georgia officially joined the union on January 2, 1788! Georgia is located on the Southeastern part of the United States. The Atlantic Ocean borders Georgia on the east. Georgia is bordered by five (5) states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. Georgia is the twenty-second (22nd) largest state in the United States. Georgia is a big state. There are about 10,711,000 people living in Georgia.


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Facts about Georgia:

1. A few things Georgia is known for are the array of different climates, beaches, and peaches. The nicknames for the state of Georgia are: The Peach State, The Goober State, and The Empire State. The Peach State is Georgia’s official nickname. The Georgia state motto is Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation. The abbreviation for Georgia is GA.

2. The capital of Georgia is Atlanta. Atlanta officially became the capital of Georgia in 1868. Atlanta has a population of around 498,700 people.

3. The Georgia state bird is the Brown Thrasher. The Brown Thrasher was chosen as the state bird on April 6, 1935. The Georgia Brown Thrasher has brownish colored feathers. The Georgia Brown Thrasher has an off-white creamy color on its chest and underneath area with streaks of dark brown.

4. The Georgia official state flower is the Rosa laevigata also known as the Cherokee rose. The Georgia Rosa laevigata is a type of climbing rose shrub. The flower which is white grows on vines and the vines can climb very high unless it is kept trimmed. The Rasa laevigata starts blooming in spring/summer. They are very beautiful flowers/roses!! The Georgia Rosa laevigata became Georgia ’s official state flower on August 18, 1916.

5. The first flag Georgia used was on October 17, 1879. There may have been one before 1879. The Georgia state flag that is used today became the official flag on May 8, 2003. The flag has changed many times over the years.

6. Some crops that are grown in Georgia are: blueberries, corn, cotton, hay, peaches, peanuts, pecans, and wheat.

7. A few places to visit in Georgia are: the Chattahoochee National Forest, Dinotorium located in Stone Mountain Park, and the Arabia Mountain. If you love beaches Georgia has many of them! Here is a list of some of them:

  • Jekyll Island beach
  • Tybee Island beach
  • Sea Island beach
  • North beach
  • Cumberland National Seashore
  • Simons Island
  • St. Andrew beach

8. Some of the animals that live in Georgia are alligators, armadillos, bears, chipmunks, foxes, white tailed deer, and wild boar.

9. Georgia can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Louisville, Georgia on July 24, 1952. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Georgia was -17 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees below zero) in Georgia was on January 27, 1940.


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Books about Georgia:

1. I'm Reading About Georgia by Carole Marsh

2. Night-Night Georgia by Katherine Sully

3. P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet by Carol Cane

4. The Kids' Guide to Birds of Georgia by Stan Tekiela

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