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Georgia offers students a blend of urban living and country life with a touch of old-fashioned southern charm. Georgia is known for its historic sites, variety of musical traditions, parks, and diverse wildlife population. Attractions include the Masters Golf Tournament, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Stone Mountain, and Providence Canyon State Park.
Georgia isd known today as the "Peach State," Georgia, founded in 1733, is one of the original 13 states. Georgia was named in honor of England's King George II. During the Civil War, the fall of Atlanta was a crucial turning point in the defeat of the South. Today, Atlanta, which became Georgia's capital in 1868, is a thriving city with major national corporations, and it is considered the economic and cultural center of the Southeast. The state wild flower is the azalea and the state fruit is the peach.
Georgia State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Georgia state facts such as Georgia state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Georgia, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Georgia State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Amphibian||Green Tree Frog
|Art Museum||Georgia Museum of Art|
|Atlas||"The Atlas of Georgia"|
|Beef Barbeque Championship Cookoff
||The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull."|
|Center for Character Education||Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum|
|First Mural City||City of Colquitt|
|Floral Emblem||Cherokee Rose
|Folk Dance||Square Dance|
|Folk Festival||Georgia Folk Festival
|Folk Life Play||"Swamp Gravy"|
|Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center||The Funk Heritage/Bennett Center at Reinhardt College, Waleska|
|Game Bird||Bobwhite Quail|
|Historical Drama||"The Reach of Song"|
|Historical Civil Rights Museum||The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah|
|Mammal||White-tailed deer - April 30, 2015|
|Marine Mammal||Right Whale
|Motto||"Wisdom, Justice & Moderation"|
|Musical Theatre||"Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival"
(Peach State Summer Theatre)
|Peanut Monument||The peanut monument|
|Poet Laureate||David Bottoms|
|Pork Barbeque Championship Cookoff||Pork Barbeque Championship|
|Poultry Capital of the World||Poultry|
|Quarter||Georgia State Quarter|
|Railroad Museum||The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex, Savannah|
|School||Plains High School|
|Sea Shell||Knobbed Whelk|
|Song||"Georgia on My Mind"
Lyrics by Mr. Stuart Gorrell and
Music by Mr. Hoagy Carmichael
|Theatre||The Springer Opera House|
|Transportation History Museum
||The Southeastern Railway|
(Fagaceae Quercus virginiana)
|Vegetables||Vidalia Sweet Onion|
by James Burch of Thomasville