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4th State (January 2, 1788), the deep south, U.S.

State Abbreviation: GA

Nickname: Peach State, Empire State of the South

Origin of Name: In honor of George II of England






Georgia State Symbols:

Capital: Atlanta
Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation
Georgia State Seal
Amphibian: Green Treefrog
Bird: Brown Thrasher
Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
Crop: Peanut
Dance: Square Dance
Fish: Largemouth Bass
Flower: Cherokee Rose
Fossil: Shark Tooth
Fruit: Peach
Game Bird: Bobwhite Quail
Gemstone: Quartz
Insect: Honey Bee
Mammal: Right Whale
Mineral: Staurolite
Repile: Gopher Tortoise
Shell: Knobbed Whelk
Song: Georgia on My Mind
Tree: Live Oak

Georgia State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

Things to Know

The story of Georgia's capitols and capital cities.

Learn about the Civil War

Major Rivers: Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River

Famous Georgians

James E. Carter, the 39th president of the United States, Plains
Printable fact sheet on President James E. Carter provides you with photos and personal information.

The Cherokee silversmith, Sequoyah,was the only known man in the history of the world to single-handedly develop an alphabet.

Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, Atlanta

Juliette Gordon Low, U.S. Girl Scouts founder

Ray Charles, singer (1930-2004)
Called the "father of soul".

Things to Do

Georgia State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page. Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.

Things to Do-Lesson Plans

Where is my Peanut?(Grade 2-8)
The purpose of this activity is designed to increase students' skills in observation, recording, fact and opinion.

Sites to See

New Georgia Encyclopedia
Articles and information on a wide range of subjects pertaining to the state of Georgia.

Georgia History" Prehistoric - 20th Century

This day in Georgia History
Found out what happened on any date in Georgia History.

Learn about all the 159 counties in Georgia...see snapshots.

Official Page of the Cherokee Nation

Trail of Tears
Events leading to the removal of the Cherokee from North Georgia.

Flags That Have Flown Over Georgia
The History of the Georgia State Flag

Color Pages

Georgia Map

ABCs of Athens
A to Z color pages of Georgia

Things To Do-Other Sites

Georgia State Quarter
Read about the Georgia State Quarter and print out the color page.

Cherokee Language Lessons
Complete the 1st lesson and learn to count to five in the Cherokee Langugae. Contains 6 lessons and a Cherokee syllabary pronunciation key

Real Video

Cherokee Sacred Stories
Read about the storyteller and view a Real Video version of The Rattlesnake Story by Eagle Woman.

Stories to Read

Cherokee Stories

Legend of the Cherokee Rose


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