Birthplace of

Baseball legend Ty Cobb (1886–1961), president Jimmy Carter (b 1924), civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr (1929–68), singer Ray Charles (1930–2004)

Capital

Atlanta

Driving Distances

Atlanta to St Marys 343 miles, Atlanta to Dahlonega 75 miles

Famous for

Peaches

Home of

Coca-Cola, the world's busiest airport, Gone with the Wind

Major City

Savannah

Nickname

Peach State

Odd Law

Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs. Seriously, don't do it.

Politics

Socially conservative as a whole; Atlanta has been known to swing both ways

Sales Tax

7%, plus 6% extra on hotel accommodations