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From Gone with the Wind to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, from barbecue and Coca-Cola to country and hip-hop music, Georgia and her people are some of the most diverse in the US. Political, civil rights and social leaders as well as writers, artists and musicians have called The Peach State home. This jewel of the South is the largest state east of the Mississippi and boasts a population of more than 9 million people. Whether visiting small towns like Vidalia, Eatonton or Hartwell or the metropolitan centers of Savannah, Augusta and Atlanta, visitors will always find diversions along the state's six major interstates. Military history buffs mass at Chickamauga Military Park in north Georgia and Andersonville National Historic Site in the southwest. The state's geography is as varied and interesting as its people and is marked by northern mountains, sweeping plains, and coastal islands and seaside towns. The Chattahoochee is the largest river in Georgia and flows from Brasstown Bald, the state's highest mountain, through lovely towns, and west to form the boundary between Georgia and Alabama. Other popular destinations in the state include University of Georgia football games at Athens, the pristine homes in Macon, and FDR's Little White House at Warm Springs.


Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from Georgia
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Gladys Knight
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ted Turner
  • Spike Lee
  • Ludacris
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Carl Vinson


Local Color

What makes Georgia unique
  • Sweet Vidalia Onions
  • Tailgating
  • Dogwood Blossoms
  • Pecans
  • Magnolia Trees
  • Gold Panning
  • Coca-Cola
  • Outdoor Concerts



Georgia's alter egos
  • Peach State
  • Empire State of the South
  • Goober State
  • Buzzard State


Major Industries

Most profitable industries in Georgia
  • Textiles
  • Agriculture
  • Food Processing
  • Paper Products
  • Chemicals
  • Tourism


Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into Georgia
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Piedmont
  • Southeastern Plains
  • Coastal Plains