Interesting Facts About Georgia

Below are several interesting facts about the state of Georgia. There are many different stories and tales that call Georgia home. Georgia is the fourth most populous state in the U.S.

  • The second oldest city in the nation resides in Georgia, Historic Saint Marys.
  • It is illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World
  • Georgia is the number one producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches in the US.
  • The Varsity in Atlanta is the world’s largest drive-in fast food restaurant.
  • The state of Georgia was named for King George II of England.
  • Each year Georgia serves as a host to the International Poultry Trade Show, the largest poultry convention in the world.
  • On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.
  • The largemouth bass is the state fish of Georgia.
  • The City of Savanna was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
  • Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world.

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