Georgia, the 24th largest state, is located in the southeastern part of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee and North Carolina in the north, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Florida in the south, and Alabama in the west. The state capital is Atlanta City. It is also the state’s largest city. Georgia is also known by its nicknames The Peach State and The Empire State of the South.
The state of Georgia was one of the original thirteen colonies to revolt against British rule and start the American Revolution. It was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. However it left the Union to become one of the original seven Confederate States and later on became the last state to be restored to the Union.
Georgia is home to historic sites, state parks, and wildlife preserves. These are supervised and cared for by either the Georgia Department of Natural Resources or the National Park Service. Some of these sites include: Andersonville National Historic Site, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Frederica National Monument, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Ocmulgee National Monument, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and the Okefeenokee Swamp.
Wild Springs, Georgia has warm springs that supposedly have therapeutic effects on those who suffered from polio. One of those who visited Warm Springs for this was Franklin Roosevelt. He eventually had a house built there which became his retreat throughout his presidency.