Georgia is the type of state that has some tricks up its sleeve. Whether you’ve lived here all your life, or you’re about to visit this glorious state, we want you to know what you’re in for—so here’s a collective guide, if you will. Take a look at some of the most important facts, historical moments, impressive feats, and distinguishing items that make up Georgia. Here is your comprehensive A to Z guide of our favorite Peach State…..Darn, I bet you can guess what ‘P’ is now…
Georgia is one of the leading producers of fruits, vegetables, pecans and more. There seems to be farmland in every county.
Blue Ridge Mountains
Hiking, camping, rafting, exploring—you can find it all in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Georgia is filled with all different types of capitols. Besides Atlanta being the primary for the state, Dalton is the Carpet Capitol of the world, Cordele is the Watermelon Capitol of the world, Brunswick is the Shrimp Capitol of the world and Elberton is know as the Granite Capitol of the World.
This adorably quaint gold mining town was the spot for the very first gold rush in America. You can still visit the museum and absorb all the rich history.
Georgia is constantly bringing people together throughout the year. Whether for fairs, festivals, markets— you name it, Georgia has it going on.
When spring and summer rolls around, there are flowers galore. Roses, azaleas and orchids abound.
Georgia has nearly 20 different ghost towns, the majority of which are open to the public for exploration. Enter at your own risk.
There are many historic villages, or living history museums, throughout Georgia that are perfect for families and field trips. Like Westville, a historic village set in the 1800s where visitors can learn about Southern life back in the day, as well as trades such as pottery and basket weaving.
Georgia is one of the leaders in innovation across the country in a variety of areas such as aerospace, agriculture and biology.
This beautiful island off the coast of Georgia is a fan favorite for majestic beaches, fresh seafood, and miles of white sandy dunes.
This high-running ridge between Marietta and Kennesaw is part of the Appalachian chain, and has a summit elevation of more than 1,800 ft. It's perfect for camping, hiking and the like.
There are around 400 public libraries and almost 50 bookmobiles in the state of Georgia. Ever wonder if Georgians like to read? Well, now you know.
Many minerals have been mined in Georgia, including the state mineral staurolite. Georgia is also ranked first in granite production and clay production.
There is a rich history for Native Americans in Georgia. Several tribes declared this beautiful state home once, while some descendants still remain here.
There are several observatories throughout the state where one can go to soak in all the knowledge and info their brain can hold. Check out the Hard Labor Creek Observatory, which is the largest in the southeastern U.S., or Bradley Observatory for some amazing astronomical teachings.
As you may have guessed above, peaches are ever-abundant in Georgia. The production is at an all-time high, which is why it is nicknamed The Peach State.
This has been a popular pasttime for Georgians, so much so that there are a abundance of quilting guilds peppering the entire state.
Georgia is home to a variety of reptiles and amphibians, some of which include snakes, tortoises, lizards, sea turtles, and frogs.
If you haven't tried Georgian Southern food yet, then what the heck are you waiting for? Shrimp and grits litter this state, and you need to try them all in order to declare a favorite of your own.
One of the most majectic spots in Georgia, Tallulah falls allows visitors to swim in the springs, kayak down the river, cross the suspension bridge, and hike the trails which lead to their flowing waterfalls.
Georgia has a ton of universities and colleges that kids from all over the country clamor to attend. Like the University of Georgia, which was one of the first state universities in the country to receive a charter.
The Varsity is THE world's largest drive-in restaurant. It's been around for years, and the best place to grab a chili dog, rings, or mouthwatering cheeseburger.
Georgia truly does have some spectacular waterfalls, especially in the northern part of the state. Like Amicalola Falls, the tallest falls east of the Rocky Mountains.
OK, this was a stretch, but come on...the letter X is hard! However, it is true. Southern hospitality in Georgia cannot be rivaled. Some of the sweetest, kindest, most compassionate people live here—all of whom are always willing to lend a hand.
Your Neighborhood Girl Scouts
Did you know that the GirlScouts of America was founded in Georgia? That's right, in 1912, Juliett Lowe founded this wonderful club in Savannah. I will forever be grateful for samoas and thin mints.
The major zoo in Georgia is the Atlanta Zoo, home to more than 250 species of animals from all over the globe. Take a trip and say hi to the giant pandas for us.
Did you learn something new today? We di, too! Hopefully you enjoyed our A to Z guide of Georgia. There was so much we could’ve expanded on, I guess there may just have to be a Part II in the future. Also, if you have a better idea for what “X” could’ve been, I’m absolutely all ears in the comments below.