A Brief History
On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe founded the English Province of Georgia, later to become the Colony of Georgia in 1752, the Southernmost and last of the 13 Colonies that would later become the United States of America.
Georgia was named after King George II, who had issued the charter allowing for its colonization. The first settlement was at Savannah, and Georgia was the 4th state admitted to the Union in 1788.
Known as The Peach State, Georgia’s capital is Atlanta, a city of a half million, although its metropolitan area is over 6 million, making it the 8th largest American metro area. With a population of almost 11 million, Georgia is the 8th most populous state.
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For more information, please see…
Cobb, James. Georgia Odyssey. University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Guerber, H.A. The Story of the Thirteen Colonies. CreateSpace, 2017.
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