Georgia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:
• Coca-Cola was invented by local Georgian Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta in 1886 and first sold at an Atlanta pharmacy soda fountain
• Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of these three Ps—peanuts, pecans, and of course, peaches
• The mysterious Booger Hill pulls cars up, defying gravity and spooking passengers
• The International Poultry Trade Show is held in Georgia each year, and in the town of Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork
• The theme park Six Flags Over Georgia got its name from the six different flags that have flown over the state during its history
• President Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed at a cottage, later called the “Little White House,” in Warm Springs while recuperating from polio
• The Georgia Guidestones, in Elbert County, are sometimes referred to as America’s Stonehenge; 10 principles engraved on the stones in eight languages are meant to be guidelines to an “age of reason”
• Wesleyan College in Macon was founded in 1836 as the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
And so much more…