16 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were From Georgia

Not only is Georgia known for its great history, beautiful land, awesome people, and fantastic food, but we are also the land of the stars! Some of the top actors, musicians, and celebrities in the world hail from right here in the Peach State. Here are 16 famous people from Georgia that you may not have realized have Georgia roots!

Of course, Georgia lays claim to many more superstars from all walks of life. If we forgot any notable famous people from Georgia, let us know in the comments! We are always up for discussing Georgia trivia.

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Famous People From Georgia

June 29, 2021

What are some fun facts about Georgia’s history?

For one, did you know Georgia was the first to do many things? For example, Georgia was the first state to charter a university (go Dawgs!). Another Georgia college, Wesleyan in Macon, was the first in the country to grant degrees to women. On two separate occasions, Georgia has had three governors simultaneously! People not from here may not know that Coca Cola was developed here, and the Coca Cola Museum is in Atlanta. We have had five state capitals throughout our history (Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, Atlanta). Some of our towns have pretty interesting histories.

What are some movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia?

Georgia is quickly getting a reputation for being a little Hollywood. In addition to the above list of famous people from Georgia, we’ve had many famous movies and TV shows filmed here over the last few years — most notably the smash AMC hit The Walking Dead. Much of The Hunger Games was also filmed in Georgia (the Atlanta area, to be exact). To see some places you might recognize from the big screen, check out this list. There’s even more big films listed here.

What’s some more Georgia trivia?

I know we just covered famous people born in Georgia, but there are quite a few who took their last breaths in Georgia as well! This list features celebrities that passed away in the Peach State. Not only are we the top producer of peaches (duh), but also pecans, peanuts, and Vidalia onions (which are named for a city in Georgia). The Okefenokee Swamp is the largest swamp in all of North America. There’s a tree in Athens that owns itself and the area surrounding it.

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