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Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies and was named after King George II of Great Britain. See the fact file below for more information on Georgia or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Became a State
January 2, 1788 (4th)
southeastern United States
59,425 sq. miles (24th)
Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens, Macon
poultry, eggs, pecans, peaches, peanuts, rye, cattle, hogs, turfgrass, vegetables, transportation equipment, food processing, textiles, paper products, ch emical products, electric equipment
humid, subtropical, occasdional polar air masses in winter
averages 48 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Atlanta Braves (Major League Baseball)
Atlanta Hawks (National Basketball Association)
Atlanta Falcons (National Football League)
Atlanta Thrashers (National Hockey League)
Atlanta United FC (Major League Soccer)
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River,
Altamaha, Atlantic Intracostal Waterway, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Most Famous Citizens
Jim Brown (football player)
James Earl Carter (U.S. President)
Ty Cobb (baseball player)
Bobby Jones (golfer)
Martin Luther King (religious / civil rights leader)
Margaret Mitchell (author)
Jackie Robinson (baseball player)
Bird – Brown Thrasher
Flower – Cherokee Rose
Animal – Right Whale
Tree – Live Oak
Insect – Honey Bee
- In 1732, British Member of the Parliament James Oglethorpe founded Georgia as a felon colony. He intended to use the colony as the place for prisoners who were unable to pay debts.
- Geographically, it is the largest state east of Mississippi River. Okefenokee is the largest swamp in North America located in the south. It is an Indian word which means “trembling earth.”
- In 1780, the city of Washington, Georgia was established. It was the first city to be named after the first U.S President George Washington. On January 27, 1785, the University of Georgia became the first state-supported university in the United States. By January 2, 1788, it became the 4th state to join the union.
- The first site of Gold Rush in America was found in Auraria in 1828.
- On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
- In 1945, it became the first state to lower the age for voting from 21 years old to 18.
- In 1947, Herman Talmadge, M.E Thompson, and Ellis Arnall claimed the governorship in Georgia. After the feud and drama, Thompson was declared as the governor by the Georgia Supreme Court.
- It is also known as the “Peach State”, even though they came third in the production of peaches. Furthermore, at least 50 streets in Atlanta was named as Peachtree.
- The Stone Mountain near Atlanta depicts the largest granite sculpture in the world. It shows the Confederate Memorial Carving of the three Confederate leaders of Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Thomas Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
- The iconic novel of the Atlanta-native Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind was set in Clayton County and Atlanta, Georgia.
- Some of the famous people from Georgia are: Jimmy Carter (U.S President), Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights activist), Margaret Mitchell (author), Bobby Jones (golfer), and Jim Brown (football player). Carter and King both received a Nobel Peace Prize.
- World wide business icons Coca-Cola and CNN are both in Georgia.
- Throughout history, Georgia had five capitals: Savannah (1777-1785), Augusta (1786-1789), Louisville (1789-1807), Milledgeville (1807-1867), and Atlanta (1867-present). It has 159 counties second to Texas with 254.
- The Historic Railroad Shops in Savannah housed the the oldest portable steam engine in America.
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s recuperative home known as the Little White House is located in Warm Springs.
- Six Flag Over Georgia was a popular theme park that was named after the flags that flew over Georgia including England, Spain, Liberty, Confederate States of America, and the United States flag.
- The famous Battle in Atlanta is depicted in a three dimensional panorama known as “The Cyclorama” located at the Grant Park in Atlanta.
- The Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college to grant degrees to women.
- The state has seven official natural wonders namely; Amicalola Falls, Okefenokee Swamp, Providence Canyon, Radium Springs, Stone Mountain, Tallulah Gorge, and Warm Springs.
- It is known for the production of poultry products, peanuts, peaches, textiles, and vegetables. Transportation and electrical equipments are also contributing industries.
- Georgia is the 9th most populous state in America with 9, 687, 653 people occupying the total area of 59, 425 sq. miles.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Georgia Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about one of the largest animals found in north America. Buffalos usually weigh up to 2000 lbs.
Download includes the following worksheets
- Georgia Facts
- Famous Georgians
- The Peach State
- State Symbols
- The Stone Mountain
- Flag and Meanings
- State Capitals
- Six Flag Over Georgia
- Natural Wonders
- Gone with the Wind
- Women and Education
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