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Moving to Georgia
Is Georgia on your mind? As clear as moonlight through the pines, Georgia will beckon you. Some people immediately think of Gone With the Wind, and many spectacular historic plantations still exist. The Old South is a thrill for Civil War buffs and with national parks, monuments, and historic sites, there is something for all interests. From the metropolis of Atlanta to the beauty of Savannah, Georgia's style and Southern charm will indeed enchant you.
Georgia became the 4th state in 1788. With a population of 8.1 million residents, Georgia ranks tenth among states in populace and 24th in size with an area of 59,440 square miles. Major industries are textiles, timber, and agriculture. Georgia has hot, humid summers and mild winters. January, the coldest month, sees an average high of 52° F while July highs can be in the 90°s. With so much to offer, it is easy to see why you have sweet Georgia on your mind.
Now that you're moving to Georgia, impress your family and friends with these fun facts:
State Capital, and largest city, is Atlanta.
State Motto: Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.
State Song: Georgia On My Mind.
The famous Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals, moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
Okefenokee is derived from an Indian word meaning "the trembling earth."
State nickname is "The Empire State of the South" or the "Peach State."
Georgia was named for King George II of England.
Georgia is the nation�s number one producer of the three P's - peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
Georgia's population in 1776 was around 40,000.
The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.
Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta.
State Flower is the Cherokee rose.
Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in Georgia in 1793.
State Tree is the Live Oak.
Georgia was the first state to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
State Bird is the Brown Thrasher.
The popular theme park, Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.
Former president Jimmy Carter was born in Plains in 1924.
The annual Summer Redneck Games are held each July in East Dublin, GA.
Dalton, GA produces 70% of all American carpets.
Enjoy your new home Georgia!