5 Things Archaeologists Discovered In Georgia That May Surprise You
Everyone who’s lived in or visited Georgia understands just what a rich history this state holds. Not only was the state at the forefront of huge political change back in the day, but it also was the 13th and last of the British colonies. But doesn’t that make you wonder just what’s buried underneath all these sidewalks and cement roads? There have been huge archaeological discoveries over time in The Peach State, many of which will surprise you. Take a look at five discoveries that are important in the study of Georgia archaeology:
Do you know of any unusual archaeological discoveries in The Peach State? We’d love to hear from you!
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History in Georgia
Where are some historical places in Georgia?
There’s a lot of history in Georgia! From buried treasure to civil war battlegrounds, check out these interesting historical places in Georgia:
- For over 200 years, Blackbeard Island has been rumored to have hidden treasure.
- The city of Fayetteville dates back to the 1820s and is filled with historical landmarks.
- How many spirits are likely to haunt Georgia’s oldest hospital, Old Candler Hospital, in Savannah?
- Kehoe House in Savannah is both a hotel and a place of haunted history.
- There are several Civil War sites you can visit throughout Georgia that give a glimpse into the time of war.
What are some facts about Georgia?
You can brush up on your Georgia trivia with some of the following facts. How many did you already know?
- Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
- Coca-Cola was invested in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Georgia is named after King George II from England.
- Georgia has had five state capitals.
- The marble from Georgia was used to make the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- You could fit the size of Georgia into the size of Alaska 11 times.
- Before becoming president, Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer and was born in Plains, Georgia.
- Much of Alabama and Mississippi were part of Georgia when originally founded in 1772.
Are there any hiking trails in Georgia tied to history?
You can enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors and take in a piece of history when you walk along several trails in Georgia, such as:
- Sope Creek Trail, which has ties to the Civil War.
- Doll’s Head Trail has pieces of reclaimed art.
- Blood Mountain Loop Trail is part of the Appalachian Trail.
- Wormsloe Plantation was used to protect Savannah from the Spanish invasion.
- Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain dates back to Georgia’s Cherokee people.