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New Georgia Encyclopedia Shares Facts & History

July 2, 2013
In the state Capitol, a bust of Georgia founder James Oglethorpe sits on a staircase landing.

Brown thrashers, Vidalia onions, peaches and tree frogs. James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi and Nancy Hart. If you grew up here in Georgia, you probably had to memorize these state symbols and characters. Your middle school tests covered chapters on Creek Indian society, Sherman's March and the Civil Rights Era.

If ever a tinge of nostalgia hits you, and you want to review Georgia facts and history, head over to The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Professors and historians from across the state contribute articles on topics from trends in the state's arts culture to breakthroughs in scientific research. You can study the histories of Georgia's cities and towns, review how state government works and learn about business growth around the state.

To make it easier to find articles, The New Georgia Encyclopedia will launch an updated site in the coming months. Take a peek at the new site, and if you want, offer the Georgia Humanities Council some feedback before the official launch.

About the Author

GeorgiaGov Writer Noralil Ryan ForesNoralil Ryan Fores writes about business, taxes, elections and the environment for GeorgiaGov. She's a graduate of Florida State University's film school and Syracuse University's journalism program.