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Location of the state of Georgia in the United States of America

This is a list of state symbols for the U.S. state of Georgia, as defined in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated or by joint resolutions of the Georgia General Assembly:

Type Symbol Year and
references
Image
Amphibian American green tree frog
Hyla cinerea
2005[1][2] American Gr-een Tree Frog
Art Museum Georgia Museum of Art
1982[3]
Atlas The Atlas of Georgia
1985[4]
Ballet Company Atlanta Ballet
1973[5] Atlanta Ballet
Beef Barbecue Championship Cook-off The Hawkinsville Civitan Club's "Shoot the Bull" barbecue championship 1997[6][7]
Bird Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum
1935 (1970)[note 1][8][9] Brown Thrasher
Botanical Garden The State Botanical Garden of Georgia 1984[10] State Botanical Garden of Georgia 001.jpg
Butterfly Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus
1988[11][12] Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Center for character education National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force 2005[13][14] Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA, US.jpg
Cold water game fish Southern Appalachian brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
2006[15][16] Southern Appalachian brook trout
Creed Georgian's Creed 1939[17][18]
Crop Peanut 1995[19][20] Peanuts
Dog "Adoptable Dog" 2016[21][22]
Fish Largemouth Bass 1970[23][24] Largemouth Bass
Flag Georgia State Flag 2003[25] Georgia State Flag
Flower Cherokee Rose
Rosa laevigata
1916[26][27] Cherokee Rose
Folk Dance Square Dance 1996[28][29] Square dancing
Folk Festival Georgia Folk Festival 1992[30][31]
Folk Life Play Swamp Gravy 1994[32][33]
Fossil Shark tooth 1976[34][35] Shark teeth
Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center Funk Heritage/Bennett Center at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia 2003[36][14] Funk Heritage Center.jpg
Fruit Peach 1995[37][38] Peach
Game Bird Bobwhite Quail 1970[39][40] Bobwhite quail
Gem Quartz 1976[41][42] Quartz rose GeorgiaHoggMine13.jpg
Historic Drama The Reach of Song
presented on the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds near Hiawassee
1990[43][44]
Historical civil rights museuem Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum 2008[45][46]
Insect Honeybee 1975[47][48] Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Marine Mammal North Atlantic right whale
Eubalaena glacialis
1985[49][50] Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Mineral Staurolite 1976[51][52] Staurolite
Motto "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation" 1799[53][note 2]
Musical Theatre Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival 1993[54][55]
Peanut Monument Turner County
on the west side of Interstate Highway 75 within the limits of the city of Ashburn
1998[19][56] Ashburn peanut.jpg
Poet Laureate Poet Laureate of Georgia 1925[57][58][59]
Pork Cook-off The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce's "Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig" 1997[6][60]
‘Possum Pogo 'Possum
1992[61][62]
Prepared Food Grits 2002[63][64] Grits
Railroad Museum The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex
Savannah
1996[65][66] CG223 Georgia RR Museum.jpg
Reptile Gopher tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus
1989[67][68] Gopherus polyphemus Tomfriedel.jpg
Salt-water fish Red drum
Sciaenops ocellatus
2006[69][70] Largemouth Bass
School Plains High School, now part of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 1997[71][72][73] Jimmy Carter's High School, Plains, GA, US.jpg
Seal Great Seal of Georgia 1798 (1914)[note 3][74] Seal of Georgia.svg
Seashell Knobbed Whelk
Busycon carica
1987[75][76] Busycon carica.jpg
Song "Georgia on My Mind"
lyrics by Stuart Gorrell and music by Hoagy Carmichael with words by Robert Loveman.[note 4][77][78]
1979[79]
Tartan Georgia Tartan 1997[80][81] Georgia Tartan.gif
Theater Springer Opera House
Columbus
(1971–2), 1992[note 5][82][83] GENERAL VIEW - Springer Opera House, 105 Tenth Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA HABS GA,108-COLM,31-1.tif
Tree Southern Live Oak
Quercus virginiana
1937[84][85] Live oak Georgetown.jpg
Transportation History Museum Southeastern Railway Museum 2000[86][87]
Vegetable Vidalia sweet onion 1990[88][89] Vidalia Onions
Waltz "Our Georgia" 1951[90][91]
Wildflower Azalea
Rhododendron sp.
1979[92][93] Redazalea.jpg

Notes

  1. ^ The inititial designation was by gubernatorial proclamation.
  2. ^ The three words, "Wisdom", "Justice", and "Moderation", were in the definition of the state seal, but were never formally adopted independent of the seal.
  3. ^ The state seal was defined by the Georgia Constitution of 1798 and bore the date 1799. In 1914, the date was changed to 1776.
  4. ^ The previous State Song "Georgia" was composed by Lollie Belle Wylie
  5. ^ As governor, Jimmy Carter made it the state theater for the 1971-2 season. In 1992, the legislature made the designation formal and ongoing.

References

  1. ^ "§ 50-3-81. Official amphibian", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  2. ^ "State Amphibian", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  3. ^ "State Art Museum", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  4. ^ "State Atlas", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  5. ^ Getting to know Georgia (PDF), Office of Secretary of State, June 2003, retrieved 2019-06-26
  6. ^ a b "§ 50-3-75. Official beef barbecue championship cookoff; official pork barbecue championship cookoff", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  7. ^ "State Beef Cook-off", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  8. ^ "§ 50-3-50. State bird", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  9. ^ "State Bird", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  10. ^ Thomas, Frances Taliaferro (2009). A Portrait of Historic Athens & Clarke County. University of Georgia Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-8203-3044-0.
  11. ^ "§ 50-3-62. Official butterfly", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  12. ^ "State Butterfly", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-25
  13. ^ "§ 50-3-79. Official center for character education", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  14. ^ a b Summary of General Statutes Enacted at the 2003 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia (PDF), p. 46, retrieved 2019-06-26
  15. ^ "§ 50-3-82. Official cold water game fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  16. ^ Diprima, Paul (Mar 17, 2007), "Georgia home to several kinds of trout", Rome News-Tribune, retrieved 2019-06-23
  17. ^ "Georgia State Creed", GeorgiaInfo, Digital Library of Georgia, retrieved 2019-06-22
  18. ^ "State Creed", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-22
  19. ^ a b "§ 50-3-72. State crop; official state peanut monument", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  20. ^ "State Crop", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  21. ^ "§ 50-3-88. Definitions; adoptable dog designated as the official state dog", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-22
  22. ^ Davis, Janel (March 24, 2016), "Lawmakers name 'adoptable dog' as state dog of Georgia", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, retrieved 2019-06-22
  23. ^ "§ 50-3-52. State fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  24. ^ "State Fish", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  25. ^ "State Flag", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-26
  26. ^ "§ 50-3-53. State floral emblem", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  27. ^ "State Flower", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  28. ^ "§ 50-3-73. Official folk dance", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  29. ^ "State Folk Dance", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  30. ^ "§ 50-3-67. Official state folk festival", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  31. ^ "State Folk Festival", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-27
  32. ^ "State Folk Life Play", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  33. ^ Fletcher, Carlton (March 8, 2013), "Colquitt's Swamp Gravy marks 20 years", The Albany Herald, retrieved 2019-06-23
  34. ^ "§ 50-3-56. Official fossil", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  35. ^ "State Game Bird", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  36. ^ "§ 50-3-80. Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  37. ^ "§ 50-3-70. Official state fruit", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  38. ^ "State Fruit", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  39. ^ "§ 50-3-51. State game bird", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  40. ^ "State Game Bird", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  41. ^ "§ 50-3-57. Official gem", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  42. ^ "State Gem", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  43. ^ "§ 50-3-64. Official historic drama", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  44. ^ "State Historic Drama", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  45. ^ "§ 50-3-85. Official Georgia historical civil rights museum", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-25
  46. ^ Williams, Kenda (May 19, 2010), "Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum hosts fundraising gala", savannahnow, retrieved 2019-06-25
  47. ^ "§ 50-3-58. Official insect", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  48. ^ "State Insect", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  49. ^ "Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly designating the Right Whale", GeorgiaInfo, Digital Library of Georgia, April 2, 1985, retrieved 2019-06-22
  50. ^ "State Mammal", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-22
  51. ^ "§ 50-3-59. Official mineral", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  52. ^ "State Mineral", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  53. ^ "Georgia State Motto (Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation)", GeorgiaInfo, Digital Library of Georgia, retrieved 2019-06-22
  54. ^ "§ 50-3-69. Official musical theatre", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  55. ^ "State Musical Theatre", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  56. ^ "State Peanut Monument", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  57. ^ "§ 50-1-3. Poet laureate", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  58. ^ "State Poet Laureate", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  59. ^ "Georgia", State Poets, Library of Congress, retrieved 2019-06-21
  60. ^ "State Pork Cook-off", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  61. ^ "§ 50-3-68. Official 'Possum", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-25
  62. ^ "State 'Possum", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-25
  63. ^ "§ 50-3-78. State official prepared food", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  64. ^ "State Prepared Food", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  65. ^ "§ 50-3-74. Official railroad museum", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  66. ^ "State Railroad Museum", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  67. ^ "§ 50-3-63. Official reptile", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  68. ^ "State School", State Reptile, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  69. ^ "§ 50-3-83. Official salt-water fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  70. ^ Dickson, Terry (Aug 9, 2016), "Red drum will be on new Georgia license plate to enhance marine habitat", jacksonville.com, retrieved 2019-06-23
  71. ^ "§ 20-1-6.1 - Official state school", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  72. ^ "Plains High School (Side 2)", GeorgiaInfo, Digital Library of Georgia, retrieved 2019-06-24
  73. ^ "State School", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  74. ^ "State Seal", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-25
  75. ^ "1987 Joint Resolution Declaring Knobbed Whelk as Georgia's Official State Seashell", GeorgiaInfo, Digital Library of Georgia, April 16, 1987, retrieved 2019-06-22
  76. ^ "State Seashell", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-22
  77. ^ Smith, Kelundra (April 28, 2015). "Preview: Oakland Cemetery will come to life Saturday with sound art of "Cryptophonic Tour"". Atlanta, Georgia: Arts Atl. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  78. ^ Crouch, Kenneth E. (March 1950). "The State Song of Georgia". The Georgia Historical Quarterly. Savannah, Georgia: Georgia Historical Society. 34 (1): 8–9. ISSN 0016-8297. JSTOR 40577207.
  79. ^ "§ 50-3-60. Official song", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  80. ^ "§ 50-3-76. Official tartan", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  81. ^ "State Tartan", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  82. ^ "§ 50-3-66. State theater", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  83. ^ "The State Theatre", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  84. ^ "§ 50-3-55. Official tree", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-25
  85. ^ "State Tree", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-25
  86. ^ "§ 50-3-77. Official state transportation history museum designated; maximization of advertising programs", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-21
  87. ^ "State Transportation History Museum", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21
  88. ^ "§ 50-3-65. Official vegetable", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  89. ^ "State Vegetable", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-23
  90. ^ "§ 50-3-61. Official waltz", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-24
  91. ^ "State Vegetable", State Waltz, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-24
  92. ^ "§ 50-3-54. State wild flower", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  93. ^ "State Wildflower", State Symbols, Office of Secretary of State, retrieved 2019-06-21

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