2. The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.
3. The locomotive engine popularly known as The General is housed in the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw. It was stolen in the Andrews Railroad Raid in 1862 and later depicted in The Great Locomotive Chase, a popular movie.
4. Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women
5. Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville.
6. Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. In addition, wild horses graze among wind swept dunes.
7. On January 19, 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy.
8. In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
9. Stone Mountain near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world. The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee make up the world's largest sculpture. It is located on the face of Stone Mountain. Additionally Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveler, is also carved at the same place.
10. The world's largest Infantry training center is located at Fort Benning.
11. 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 in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
12. Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State and Cracker State.
13. Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation.
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