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41. The world’s longest urban whitewater rafting course–WhiteWater Express–is in Columbus, GA.
42. Include Columbus in your itinerary if you love parks, museums, and arts. It boasts of museums like Columbus Museum, Springer Opera House Museum, and Lunchbox Museum. Some of its famous parks include Standing Boy Creek State park, Heritage Park, and Flat Rock Park. Lovers of art can visit the Bradley Theater, Springer Opera House, and Liberty Theater.
43. According to stateofobesity.org, Georgia has the 24th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 18th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17.
44. There are about 4 dozen varieties of peaches from Georgia. Peaches contain vitamins, fiber, and potassium.
45. When compared to the other towns, cities, and CDPs (Census Designated Places) in Georgia, Cusseta ranks in the upper quartile for diversity index and in the lower quartile for population density. As of July 1, 2019, there were only 10,288 inhabitants in the United Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County.
46. Incorporated in 1838, and positioned on the banks of the Flint River, Albany is the hub of Southwest Georgia for recreation, healthcare, education, shopping, and culture. It provides the comforts of a small town along with amenities found in big cities.
47. Located along the southern border of Camden County, St. Mary’s is the gateway to the Cumberland Island national seashore. It is also home to the Crooked River State Park, the St. Mary’s Submarine museum. Adjust your visit so that you can enjoy the annual St. Mary’s Rock Shrimp Festival.
48. If you love experiencing local history, having picnics, or taking photos visit the Callaway Memorial Tower. Also referred to as the Callaway Monument, it is surrounded by an attractive green lawn, perfect for exploring, sunbathing, or picnicking with your family. Do not forget to visit other attractive venues like the Lafayette Square, Southbend Park, and much more.
49. Visit the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum to know more about Valdosta and its surrounding areas. Covering an area of approximately 10,000 sq. ft. this museum boasts of a huge archive of documents and photographs from the city’s early days and a huge research library full of genealogy records, government documents, and books.
50. Unarguably one of the best places to live in Georgia, Canton in Cherokee County, is a suburb of Atlanta, and has a population of 27,127. It is chock full of young professionals. Most residents also rent their homes. If you want to live in a place that offers a dense suburban feel, then Canton is the right place for you.
51. Famous for its performing arts community, mountain vistas, and wine country, Dahlonega is full of great restaurants, places to stay, and full of things to do. Visit the Crisson gold mine to understand the techniques of gold mining first-hand. Try your luck by panning for gemstones and gold. The only working stamp mill of Georgia lies here.
52. Johns Creek was dotted with trading posts besides the Chattahoochee River in the early 19th century. Some of these trading posts became crossroads communities in which pioneer families such as the Medlock, Cowart, Buice, Findley, McGinnis, Rogers, and others gathered to visit and sell their crops.
Georgia state – quick facts and state symbols
List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capital
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 59,425 sq miles; Land Only: 57,906 sq miles|
(Estimate July 1, 2021 from United States Census Bureau)
|Statehood||January 2, 1788|
|State rank by population||8th|
|State rank by date of formation||4th|
|State rank by area||24th|
|Number of Counties||159
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|Bordering States||Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee|
|Highest Point||Brasstown Bald
4,784 ft (1,458 m)
|Lowest point||Atlantic Ocean
|Mean elevation||600 feet above sea level|
|Length||298 miles (480 km)|
|Width||230 miles (370 km)|
|Governor||Brian Kemp (R)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Geoff Duncan (R)|
|State Motto||Wisdom, justice, and moderation|
|State Nickname||Peach State;
Empire State of the South
|Nobel Prize Winners||Martin Luther King Jr. (Peace, 1964)
Jimmy Carter (Peace, 2002)
|Famous People||Richard Dent (Pro Football Player)
Frank Thomas (Baseball Player)
Teresa Edwards (Basketball Player)
Julia Roberts (Actress)
Kanye West (Singer)
|U.S. President Born in Georgia||1. James Earl Carter Jr.|
|State Song||Georgia on My Mind|
|State Dog||Adoptable Dog|
|State Amphibian||Green tree frog|
|State Flower||Cherokee rose|
|State Bird||Brown thrasher|
|State Game Bird||Bobwhite quail|
|State Reptile||Gopher tortoise|
|State Tree||Live Oak|
|State Fish||Largemouth bass|
|State Marine Mammal||Right whale|
|State Vegetable||Vidalia onion|
|State Butterfly||Eastern tiger swallowtail|
|Longitude||80.840 – 85.605° W|
|Latitude||30.356 – 34.985° N|
|Time Zone||Eastern Time Zone|
|Area Codes||229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912|
|Table last updated||December 9, 2022|
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