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Discovering and Moving to Georgia

Moving to Georgia

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Georgia

Georgia was named after King George II of England and is at the center of southern arts and entertainment, it encompasses more than 57,906 sq. miles of beauty. After you disembark in Georgia, you will discover a vast array of cultural and recreational and outdoor opportunities including fishing, boating, hiking, camping and much more.

Relocating to Georgia could mean taking up some fresh sports teams. Georgia is known for it's world-class athletics. In addition to being the host of the summer Olympics in "96", a pair of Super Bowls along with an endless array of Final Four tournaments for basketball, Atlanta is also the home to the Falcons, Braves, Hawks and Silverbacks. No matter your sport, a game is always available to watch.

Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer, first traveled parts of Georgia in 1540. British claims later conflicted with those of Spain. After obtaining a royal charter, Gen. James Oglethorpe established the first permanent settlement in Georgia in 1733 as a refuge for English debtors. In 1742, Oglethorpe defeated Spanish invaders in the Battle of Bloody Marsh.

A Confederate stronghold, Georgia was the scene of extensive military action during the Civil War. Union general William T. Sherman burned Atlanta and destroyed a 60-mile-wide path to the coast, where he captured Savannah in 1864.

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  • Georgia Geography, Facts and History
  • Georgia Facts & Trivia
  • Georgia Flags
  • Famous People from Georgia
  • Georgia Timeline
  • Georgia Official Song
  • Education
  • Georgia Colleges
  • Economy

    Flora and Fauna

  • Georgia State Bird
  • Georgia Official State Flower
  • Georgia State Tree
  • Government

    Sports
  • Georgia Sports
  • Taxes

    Transportation
  • Georgia Airports Tree
  • Georgia Housing
  • Georgia Association of Realtors
  • Georgia  Real Estate Commission
  • Georgia  Real Estate Listings
  • Georgia Cities & Towns
  • Georgia Cities and Towns
  • Georgia Websites
  • Georgia Official State Website
  • Official Georgia Tourism Website
  • Books about Georgia

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