Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.
Georgia was the last of the original 13 colonies and also one of the Confederate states.
Location – Bordered to the south by Florida, to the east by South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina
Origin of name – The state was named after King George the Second of England
Nicknames – Peach State, Empire State of the South
Capital – Atlanta – there are many things to do and see in Atlanta – but one that caught my eye was the Oakland Cemetery where Margaret Mitchell is buried (of Gone with the Wind fame)
Flower – Cherokee Rose
Signature food – Peach Pie
Famous places to visit – Stone Mountain – which has an enormous rock relief carved into it depicting the Civil War
Famous businesses/brands – Coca Cola, CNN, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines,
Famous people from Georgia: Martin Luther King, Jimmy Carter, Ray Charles, James Brown, Otis Redding, Kim Basinger, Julia Roberts and Doc Holliday
Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.