Who likes peaches? Many consider the home of the peach to be Georgia, present company included. Exporting their product all over, it is one of the great assets located in the state. It is also home to the largest military training facility in the country. Fort Benning trains the largest amount of infantry men a year.
The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee form the world’s biggest sculpture. It’s situated around the face of Stone Mountain. Furthermore Robert E. Lee’s equine, Traveler, can also be created at the same location. There are many historical things to visit in the state.
Here are a few things to know if you plan to move here.
- The locomotive engine popularly called The General is housed in the Large Shanty Museum in Kennesaw. It was stolen inside the Andrews Railroad Raid in 1862 and later depicted in the Fantastic Locomotive Chase, a well-known movie.
- At the Hawkinsville Civitan Club’s Annual Shoot the Bull Barbecue Championship, people from all over Georgia and surrounding states flock to this little south Georgia town to enter their tasty barbecue concoctions in this renowned cook-off. The funds raised from this event benefit the Civitan International Study Center and its work toward a cure for Down’s syndrome as well as other developmental disabilities.
- 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 various endangered species.
- 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 inside the flowing script that is well-known these days. Coca-Cola was initially sold at a soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
- The preferred theme park – Six Flags over Georgia, was really named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, plus the United States.
Interesting facts for a state do the same for its residents. This is a great place to live!