4-10 The State of Georgia

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The great state of Georgia became the 4th state on January 2, 1788.  Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733 and it was the 13th colony.  It's area is 57,906 square  miles making it the 24th largest state in the U.S.  The capital of Georgia is Atlanta.  Atlanta has been the capital since 1868.  Georgia has 100 miles of coastline.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Wisdom, justice, and moderation"  
Nickname Empire State of the South; Peach State  
State Bird Brown Thrasher April 6. 1935
State Flower Cherokee Rose 1916
State Song "Georgia on My Mind" April 24, 1979
State Tree Live Oak 1937
State Flag The current Georgia state flag was the state's third in twenty-seven months. The new flag May 8, 2003
State Vegetable Vidalia Onion 1990
State Fish Largemouth Bass 1970
State Amphibian Green Tree Frog May 9, 2005
State Mineral Staurolite 1976
State Fruit Peach 1995

Complete the questions below.

1.  Georgia's state tree is the .

2.  The Staurolite is Georgia's state .

3.  Georgia became a state on January 2, .

4.  The state fruit is the .

5.  Georgia was the colony.

6.  The state motto is "."

7.  The state fish is the .

8.  The Green Tree Frog is the state .

9.  The state flag was adopted on May 8, .

10.  The Brown Thrasher is the state .



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