State flag #10. Georgia......where, in some parts, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
Did you know that……?
Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State and Cracker State. Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
Georgia was named for King George II of England.
Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. These flags were: England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America and the United States.
Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
Historic Saint Mary’s Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
The pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach made a home on Blackbeard Island. The United States Congress designated the Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area in 1975 and it now has a total of 3,000 acres.
The current flag of the U.S. state of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. The flag has three red and white stripes, with the state coat of arms (taken from the state seal) on a blue field in the upper left corner. In the coat of arms, the arch symbolizes the state's Constitution and the pillars represent the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. The words of the state motto, "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation," are wrapped around the pillars, guarded by a male figure dressed in Colonial attire like a soldier of the American Revolution, with a drawn sword representing the defense of the Constitution.
An additional motto, In God We Trust, appears under these elements, though it is not part of the state seal or coat of arms. It is, however, the official motto of the United States. In the center of the canton is a circle of 13 white stars, symbolizing Georgia as one of the original Thirteen Colonies that later formed the United States of America.
The flag's design is based on the First National Flag of the Confederate States of America, which is nicknamed the "Stars and Bars".