Georgia Tourist Division, Georgia Department
of Economic Development, 75 Fifth Street NW #1200, Atlanta GA 30308; 404-962-4000.
State Amphibian: green tree frog
State Art Museum: Georgia Museum of Art
State Atlas: Atlas of Georgia
State Ballet: Atlanta Ballet
State Beef Cook Off: Shoot the Bull Barbecue Championship
State Bird: brown thrasher
State Botanical Garden: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
State Butterfly: tiger swallowtail
State Creed: Georgian's Creed
State Crop: peanut
State Fish: largemouth bass
State Flower: Cherokee rose
State Folk Dance: square dancing
State Folk Festival: The Georgia Folk Festival
State Folk Play: Swamp Gravy
State Fossil: shark's tooth
State Fruit: peach
State Game Bird: bobwhite quail
State Gem: quartz
State Historic Drama: The Reach of Song
State Insect: honeybee
State Marine Mammal: right whale
State Mineral: staurolite
State Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation
State Musical Theatre: Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival
State Nickname: Peach State and Empire State of the South
State Peanut Monument: Turner County Peanut Monument
State Pork Cook Off: Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig
State 'Possum: Pogo 'Possum
State Poultry: The Poultry Capital of the World
State Prepared Food: grits
State Railroad Museum: Historic Railroad Shops
State Reptile: gopher tortoise
State School: Plains High School
State Seashell: knobbed whelk
State Soil: tifton
State Song: Georgia on My Mind
State Tartan: see above
State Theatre: The Springer Opera House
State Tree: live oak
State Transportation History Museum: Southeastern Railway Museum
State Vegetable: Vidalia sweet onion
State Waltz: Our Georgia
State Wildflower: azalea
Fort King George — Fort King George State Historic Site,
1600 Wayne Street, P O Box 711, Darien, Georgia 31305; 912-437-4770. Web: http://www.gastateparks.org/info/ftkinggeorge. From 1721 to 1736, the fort was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America.
Savannah, Georgia — Served as the colonial capital for many years (1777-1778, 1782, 1784, 1785).
Augusta, Georgia — State capital (1779-1780, 1781-1784, 1786-1796).
Washington, Georgia — Then known as
Heard's Fort, Washington was the temporary state capital in 1780 to 1781.
When Stephen Heard was governor and the security of Augusta was threatened, Fort
Heard became the temporary capital of Georgia.
Ebenezer, Georgia — Temporary state capital (1782).
Milledgeville, Georgia — The Old Capital, 201 E Greene Street, Milledgeville,
Georgia 31061. Served as the state capital from 1807 to 1868.
Macon, Georgia — Temporary state capital during the Civil War (1864 to 1865).
Atlanta, Georgia — Current state capital (1868-present).
Last Capital of the Confederacy — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic
Site, 338 Jeff Davis Park Road, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750; 229-831-2335. Web: http://www.gastateparks.org. Confederate president Jefferson Davis and staff were captured here as
they were trying to escape to continue the fighting. At the time, Davis and his staff were the last remnants of the Confederate government.
New Echota Cherokee Capital — New Echota State Historic Site, 1211 Chatsworth Highway NE, Calhoun,
Georgia 30701; 706-624-1321. Web: http://www.gastateparks.org/info/echota. This site was established as the Cherokee capital by the Cherokee national legislature in 1825. The Cherokee
were uprooted in 1838 and removed to the west.
Etowah Indian Mounds — Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, 813 Indian Mounds Road SW,
Cartersville, Georgia 30120; 770-387-3747. Web: http://www.gastateparks.org/info/etowah. These mounds were the home to thousands of natives between 1000 and 1550 AD. This is the most
intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeastern United States.
Swift Creek Capital — Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park, 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823-4460; 229-724-2150. Web:
http://www.gastateparks.org/info/kolomok. Between the years of 250 and 950, the Swift Creek and Weeden Island natives built a series of mounds here. This might have
been a center of their civilization during that time.
Georgia on My Mind; Midnight Train to Georgia; The Devil Went Down to Georgia; The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia; Our Georgia; Rainy Night in
Georgia; Oh, Atlanta; A Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia.