Nick Name: Georgia is known as the “Peach State” because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official statefruit in 1995.
State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation, 1798
Symbols: Bird: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1935
Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) 1988
Flower: Cherokee Rose (Rosalaevigata) August 18, 1916
Insect: Honeybee (Apis mellifera) April 18, 1975
Mammal: Marine: Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) 1985
Tree: Live Oak (Fagaceae Quercus virginiana) 1937
Seal: GreatSeal, 1798
Song: "Georgia on My Mind", April 24, 1979
Lyrics by Mr. Stuart Gorrell and
Music by Mr. Hoagy Carmichael
Ubication & Limits: Georgia is ubicated in the south-east of the united states,Georgia is bordered on the south by Florida; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina; on the west by Alabama; and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina.
History: Thelocal moundbuilder culture, described by Hernando de Soto in 1540, completely disappeared by 1560. Early on, in the course of European exploration of the area, a number of Spanish explorers visited the inlandregion of Georgia.
Revolutionary War History: Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration ofIndependence, despite a large population of people loyal to the crown. Since Georgia was a relatively new colony at the time compared to the other twelve colonies, Georgia was not as active in the war.Also, the Georgian militia was not fully developed, which led to the capture of Savannah by British forces in December 1778. American forces under the command of General Benjamin Lincoln combined withFrench forces under the command of Charles Henri Comte d’Estaing to lay siege to Savannah in 1779. The attempt was incredibly unsuccessful, and Savannah remained in British hands until the end of the...