The state flag of Georgia.
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|Population:||10,310,371 (July 2016)|
|Size:||57,513 square miles|
|Nickname(s):||Peach State, State of Adventure.|
|Motto:||“Wisdom Justice Moderation” & “Agriculture and Commerce”|
The colony of Georgia was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe. Georgia was one of the 13 original colonies and currently has more than 10.3 million residents. A few historical facts about Georgia:
Civil War: Georgia seceded from the Union on January 18, 1861. Georgia joined the confederacy the following month and kept the name “State of Georgia”. Close to five thousand Georgians joined the union army.
Georgia has many historical markers. Some include: Ashantilly – McIntosh, Augusta State University – Richmond, Battle of the Blankets – Worth, Cannon's Point Plantation – Glynn, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – Chatham, Chieftains – Floyd, Christ Church: The Mother Church of Georgia – Chatham, Cloud's Creek Baptist Church – Oglethorpe, Fort Hawkins – Bibb, The Georgia Navy – Glynn, Governor John Houston – Houston, Hardwicke – Bryan, Jonathan Bryan (1708 – 1788) – Chatham, Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812 – Camden, Savannah High School – Chatham, Savannah Waterfront – Chatham, Treaty of Coleraine – Camden, U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth (1754 – 1794) – Richmond, Washington's Southern Tour I – Chatham, Washington's Southern Tour II – Chatham, Washington's Southern Tour III – Burke, Washington's Southern Tour IV – Richmond, First Bryan Baptist Church: Constituted 1788 – Chatham, Hampton Plantation – Glynn, The Introduction of the Soybean to North America -- Chatham, Old Federal Road Historic District – Franklin, Georgia's State Capital – Richmond and Ossabaw Island – Chatham.
Georgia’s top colleges consist of Emory University (Atlanta), University of Georgia (Athens), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta), Mercer (Macon), University of North Georgia (Dahlonega).
The NFL (National Football League) has one football team in Atlanta Georgia called the Atlanta Falcons.
The MLB (Major League Baseball) has one team in Atlanta Georgia called the Atlanta Braves.
The NBA (National Basketball Association) has one team in Atlanta Georgia called the Atlanta Hawks.
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