Georgia Fun Facts

  • Named for King George II, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies.
  • Wesleyan College was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
  • Many prominent people were born in Georgia:
  • James E. Carter, 39th U.S. President, Plains, Georgia
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights leader, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Gladys Knight, singer, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts founder, Savannah, Georgia
  • Margaret Mitchell, author, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jackie Robinson, baseball player, Cairo, Georgia
  • Alice Walker, author, Eatonton, Georgia

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