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Interesting Facts About Georgia

  • Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
  • Georgia has 159 counties, more than any other state east of the Mississippi.
  • Two Georgia counties have two names, Ben Hill county and Jeff Davis county.
  • The only county in Georgia named after a woman is Hart county, named for Nancy Hart, a patriot and warrior in the fight against the British during the Revolutionary War.
  • There are 350 species of birds in Georgia.
  • Georgia is home to the oldest state park in the nation.
  • Georgia is home to 65 threatened and endangered plant and animal species.
  • Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university on January 27, 1785 when the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly.
  • Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
  • Georgia was the 4th state to join the Union in 1776 and the 5th to join the Confederacy in 1861.
  • Georgia is home to the invention of the Cherokee written alphabet.

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