Bill Bailey Travel Club welcomes you to our continuing journey through the 50 United States as we take a look at the great state of Georgia. Take some time with us to get to know more about the many amazing wonders that are part of the U.S. and what they have to offer you on your next vacation with Bill Bailey.
Located in the Southeastern part of the U.S., Georgia was established in 1732 and was named after King George II of Great Britain. With over 9 million residents, Georgia is the 9th most populous state in the U.S. and ranks high in the nation’s fastest growing. Despite its almost 10 million residents, Georgia only ranks 24th in size with an area of almost 60,000 square miles of land.
The capital city of Atlanta continues to rank high in terms of tourism year after year. Despite the numbers of people, the area offers a host of opportunities for travelers to get out and explore the surrounding areas and still get away from the crowds. What makes Georgia so special is its diversity. Diversity in activities, people as well as environments, Bill Bailey invites you to explore the peach state and find out what makes Georgia stand out as a top destination for travel.
- Georgia has 3 majore rivers including the Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River
- Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
- Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
- In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
- Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world.
- Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps–peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
- The oldest portable steam engine in the US is on display at Historic Railroad Shops in Savannah.
- In 1828 Auraria, near the city of Dahlongea, was the site of the first Gold Rush in America.
- Providence Canyon State Park, near Lumpkin, is known as the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia.
- United States Highway 27 runs the length of Georgia and is known as Martha Berry Highway, named after a pioneer educator.
- Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.
- Brasstown Bald Mountain is the highest point in Georgia. It has an elevation of 4,784 feet.
We hope that you have enjoyed our visit to Georgia, and hope that you will come back for the next installment of travel facts with Bill Bailey Travel Club. Enjoy your next vacation and explore the world. Bill Bailey Travel Club reminds you to travel safe and experience the great United States.