Date of Entry:
January 2, 1788
|Map of USA. Georgia outlined in dark ink, shaded, & with|
its name written on it.
|A close-up of Georgia & its neighbors.|
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama
59,425 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah*
Famous Geographical Point:
Stone Mountain (1,683 feet in elevation), which has the largest bas-relief in the world (it depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and "Stonewall" Jackson).
The Peach State. The state's peaches are considered among the best in the world.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist
Book Set In/About:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The lives of women of color in 1930s Georgia.
Movie Set In/About:
"Gone with the Wind" (1939), directed by Victor Fleming
Follows a plantation owning family through the tribulations of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Headline of the Day:
"'Staggering Corruption': 46 Correctional Officers Charged in Years-Long Drug Trafficking Sting" in CNN Politics.
*Augusta and Columbus are very close in population; some lists have Columbus above Augusta.