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20 Facts About Georgia

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Here are some interesting facts about Georgia.

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The people of Tennessee and Georgia disagree on where the border is between their states. Report Abuse
Congress says it is on the 35th parallel. The original surveyors were off by about a mile. Had they been correct, Georgia's border would have been very close to the Tennessee River. This has caused many water wars because Georgia needs more water and Tennessee has it.
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Georgia is home to the world's largest sculpture. Report Abuse
The mountain is Stone Mountain. The mountain contains the figures of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee.
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Georgia was the first state to allow women full property rights. Report Abuse
Yea Georgia! There was time when women were basically the property of their husbands, so this is an important fact!
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Georgia has had five state capitals: Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta. Report Abuse
The current capital is Atlanta.
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Georgia is home to the world's largest infantry training center. Report Abuse
Fort Benning, Georgia. Where would the Army be without infantry?
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Georgia is the only place where the Vidalia onion is grown. Report Abuse
They are grown in Vidalia and Glennville.
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The Chicken Capital of the World is located in Gainesville, Florida. Report Abuse
It is also illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville.
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Georgia has the second oldest city in the nation. Report Abuse
Saint Mary's, Georgia.
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The state motto of Georgia is Wisdom, Justice and Moderation. Report Abuse
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Georgia's nickname is the Peach State. Report Abuse
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Georgia women were prevented from voting until 1922. Report Abuse
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Georgia was named after George II who was king when Georgia was settled by Europeans. Report Abuse
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Georgia is the youngest of the 13 former English colonies. Report Abuse
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The Weather Channel is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Report Abuse
If you live in Tornado Alley, or any other area with volatile weather, the Weather Channel is an important part of your life.
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The Cherokee and Creek Indians originally lived in Georgia when the Spanish discovered it. Report Abuse
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Georgia was the fourth state to join the Union. Report Abuse
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Georgia has the oldest state park in the nation. Report Abuse
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The state song is Georgia on my Mind. Report Abuse
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Atlanta hosted the 1996 Olympics. Report Abuse
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Georgia produces more peanuts, pecans, and peaches than any other state in the US. Report Abuse
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