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Facts About Georgia

Georgia On My Mind

(words by Stuart Gorrell, music by Hoagy Carmichael)

Melodies bring memories
That linger in my heart
Make me think of Georgia
Why did we ever part?
Some sweet day when blossoms fall
And all the world's a song
I'll go back to Georgia
'Cause that's where I belong.

Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.

Georgia, Georgia, a song of you
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines.
Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you.

Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.

Georgia State Creed

(adopted in 1939)

Accepting, as I do, the principles upon which Georgia was founded, not for self but others;--its Democratic form of Government, based on 'Wisdom, Justice and Moderation';--its natural resources;--its Educational, Social and Religious advantages, making it a most desirable place to live--I will strive to be a pure upright Citizen, rejecting the evils--loving and emulating the good.

I further believe it is my duty to defend it against all enemies, to honor and obey its laws, to apply the Golden Rule in all my dealings with my fellow Citizens.

I feel a sense of pride in the history and heroic deeds accomplished by my forebears, and shall endeavor to so live that my State will be proud of me for doing my bit to make my State a better Commonwealth for future generations.

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Georgia State Flag
Georgia adopted a new flag in 2003. The flag has two red stripes with white between. In the upper left corner is a gold representation of the state coat of arms on a blue background. The 13 stars surrounding the seal identify GA as one of the original 13 colonies. Three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government. A man with a sword is defending the Constitution. The date 1776 represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Songs about Georgia

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