Monday, 12 December 2016

State of the Month – Georgia


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


Flag


Seal


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.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I have always wanted to visit Georgia. We always get close, but never actually make it there.

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