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10 Interesting Georgia Facts

Monday, September 12th 2016. | Places

Georgia is a state in the United States, this state has a variety of unique and has a long history. The city is called the chicken capital of the world. This is 10 interesting Georgia facts.

1. Okefenokee Swamp encompasses more than 400,000 acres of canals, covered with moss and cypress trees and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.

Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp

2. Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the Carnegie magnificent real. In addition, wild horses graze on the hill located in the region.

3. The late John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife stopped in Kingsland on the way to their wedding on Cumberland Island.

4. Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in this state, this is a historic city.

5. The City of Savanna was the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, the ship sailed from Georgia.

6. Ways Station was renamed Richmond Hill on May 1, 1941, taking the real name of Henry Ford’s winter car.

7. Pirate Edward “Blackbeard” Teach made a house on the island of Blackbeard. United States Congress designated Blackbeard Island Wilderness Area in 1975 and now has a total of 3,000 hectares.

The City of Savanna

The City of Savanna

8. On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.

9. In Gainesville, Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.

10. The official fish of Georgia is largemouth bass.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Some of the above facts are trivia and facts about Georgia.

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