Georgia State Symbols

Georgia State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Georgia Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

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.

Georgia State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

'Possum Pogo 'Possum
Adoptable dog Dog
Amphibian Green Tree Frog
(Hyla cinerea)
Art Museum Georgia Museum of Art
Atlas "The Atlas of Georgia"
Ballet Atlanta Ballet
Beef Barbeque Championship Cookoff
The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull."
Bird Brown Thrasher
(Toxostoma rufum)
Butterfly Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio glaucus)
Center for Character Education Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
Creed State Creed
Crop Peanut
First Mural City City of Colquitt
Fish Largmouth Bass
(Micropterus salmoides)
Flag State Flag
Floral Emblem Cherokee Rose
(Rosa laevigata)
Folk Dance Square Dance
Folk Festival Georgia Folk Festival
Folk Life Play "Swamp Gravy"
Fossil Shark Tooth
Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center The Funk Heritage/Bennett Center at Reinhardt College, Waleska
Fruit Peach
Game Bird Bobwhite Quail
Gem Quartz
Historical Drama "The Reach of Song"
Historical Civil Rights Museum The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah
Historic house Old Governor's Mantsion at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville - 2016
Insect Honeybee
(Apis mellifera)
Language English
Mammal White-tailed deer - April 30, 2015
Marine Mammal Right Whale
(Eubabalena glacialis)
Mineral Staurolite
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
Prepared Foods Grits
Quarter Georgia State Quarter
Railroad Museum The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex, Savannah
Reptile Gopher Tortoise
School Plains High School
Seal Great Seal
Sea Shell Knobbed Whelk
Song "Georgia on My Mind"
Lyrics by Mr. Stuart Gorrell and
Music by Mr. Hoagy Carmichael
Tartan State Tartan
Theatre The Springer Opera House
Transportation History Museum
The Southeastern Railway
Tree Live Oak
Fagaceae Quercus virginiana)
Vegetables Vidalia Sweet Onion
Waltz "Our Georgia"
by James Burch of Thomasville
Wild Flower Native Azalea
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