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Georgia facts and history plus travel and tourism information.
Located in southeastern United States, Georgia became the 4th American state on January 2, 1788. The famous classic film, Gone with the Wind, portrays the Civil War history and cotton plantations of Georgia, which still attract tourists to the state. Visitors can tour Civil War battle sites at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, remember Fort Sumter at Andersonville, enjoy historical Savannah, or explore older sites, such as colonial Fort Frederica.
Present-day Georgia is a leading manufacturer in the South, and a majority of the people live in urban areas. Other industries have been replacing the cotton industry since the Civil War, and Atlanta has become a bustling commercial center. However, peaches, peanuts, and pecans are widely grown in the state, and agriculture still thrives in large areas of Georgia.
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Georgia History and Geography