Georgia History, Geography, Population, State Facts

 Georgia, The Peach State

History, Geography, Population, State Facts, National Real Estate

Great Seal of the State of Georgia

Adopted in 1798.

The current Great Seal of Georgia was adopted by the State Constitution of 1798.

On the front side of the Great Seal of Georgia appear three pillars supporting an arch, emblematic of the three branches of government - the legislative, judicial and executive. A man stands with a drawn sword defending the Constitution whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation.

For those who ask why we still include the 1956 and 2001 Georgia Flags on this page, the answer is simple. Every time the 1956 flag has been removed there have been requests to put it back. There are more requests for that image than all other flags combined.

Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, first traveled parts of Georgia in 1540. British claims later conflicted with those of Spain. After obtaining a royal charter, Gen. James Oglethorpe established the first permanent settlement in Georgia in 1733 as a refuge for English debtors. In 1742, Oglethorpe defeated Spanish invaders in the Battle of Bloody Marsh.

A Confederate stronghold, Georgia was the scene of extensive military action during the Civil War. Union general William T. Sherman burned Atlanta and destroyed a 60-mile-wide path to the coast, where he captured Savannah in 1864.

Capital City: Atlanta

Capitol Tour

Georgia: State of Georgia Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports MapAirport Links

Amtrak: South

Area: 59441 sq.mi, 24th   Land 57919 sq. mi., 21st   Water 1522 sq.mi., 24th   Coastline 100 mi., 16th   Shoreline 2,344mi., 12th

Area Codes: Georgia

Biographies: Famous People from Georgia

Bird: Brown Thrasher

Border States: Regional List  • Alabama •  Florida •  North CarolinaSouth Carolina  • Tennessee

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Climate: Georgia

Community Pages: Georgia Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 4th State

County Profile: County Map   159 Counties

Counties: Georgia

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Georgia News Headlines

Department of: EducationCertification | Emory University - Atlanta, founded in 1836. | University System of Georgia - Main site of the University System of Georgia.| Columbus State University  | Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, founded in 1885.

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, peanuts, cattle, hogs, dairy products, vegetables.  Industry: Textiles and apparel, transportation equipment, food processing, paper products, chemical products, electric equipment, tourism.

Flag: Georgia (GA)

Flower: Cherokee Rose   Rosa laevigata

Cyndi's List •  Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Twiggs, 18 miles southeast of Macon

Geology Maps: Georgia

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Brasstown Bald; 4,784 feet, 25th

Highways: Georgia Highways

History:  History Timeline  Historical   Civil War

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Georgia Kids Site

Lighthouses: Cockspur Island Sapelo IslandSt. Simon's Island Tybee Island

Lottery: Georgia

Lowest Point: Alantic coast; Sea level, 3rd

Library: Georgia 

License Plates: Georgia

Maps:

Media: Radio  • TV

Motto Wisdom, justice, and moderation

Museums The Virtual Library

Name: Georgia named for King George II of England. 

National Forest: Georgia

Population: Quick facts   8,186,453; 10th, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: James Earl Carter, Jr., 1977-1981 {39th}

Real Estate: Every Georgia City, Town & Community  

Representatives: Georgia House: Members Georgia Senate: Members  • US House:   110th Congress  • US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Georgia

School Directory: Georgia

Soil: Georgia - Tifton

Sports: Georgia Teams

Song: Georgia  • 

State Parks: Georgia

Symbols: Georgia Symbols

Tourism: www.georgiaonmymind.org

Travel: Georgia Travel

Tree:  Live oak   Quercus virginiana  

Veteran Affairs: Georgia VA

Visitor Guides: Welcome to Georgia - The Official Tourism Website maintained by the Georgia Department of Economic.

Weather:  Atlanta, Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport

White Pages: AnyWho.com  - Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages: Yellow Pages.com