Geography of Georgia
Northern Georgia is covered by the southern rims of the Appalachians.
The heavily forested Blue Ridge Mountains, famed for their bluish color when seen from afar, form the eastern front of the Appalachians from Georgia to Pennsylvania. The highest point of the state is located here; Bald Brasstown, 4,784 feet.
The Appalachians, approximately 1,500 miles in length, stretch across Georgia, across the states of New England and on into the Canadian regions of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.
Moving south, the land drops into the rolling red clay hills of the Piedmont Plateau, then continues to slope gradually south into the fertile lowlands of the coastal plain and Atlantic coastline.
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Stone mountain, just east of Atlanta, is really not a mountain at all, but rather the largest single block of granite in the world. It is nearly 6,000 feet long and stands over 800 feet high.
Numerous offshore islands line its very jagged coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Also in the south, scattered swampy areas are found with the largest being the Okefenokee Swamp along the border with Florida.
Georgia is drained by numerous rivers. Major ones include Chattachoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee and Savannah. In addition, the state contains many artificial lakes and reservoirs.
Georgia Famous Natives
People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those who have either lived within the state for most of their adult lives or have made significant contributions to the state in their personal endeavors.
Conrad Aiken poet
Claude Marion Akins actor
Jason Aldin singer
Actress Kim Basinger
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Jim Brown football player
Zack Brown musician
Bobby Byrd musician, songwriter
Erskine Caldwell author
Asa Griggs Candler Atlanta mayor, philanthropist
Jimmy Carter US President
First Lady Rosalinn Carter
Dig in baseball player Chandler
Ray Charles musician, singer
Howell Cobb politician
Baseball player Ty Cobb
Charles Coburn actor
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Harry Teams writer
David Cross actor, comedian
Billy Carrington singer
Jack Davis cartoonist
Jody Richard Davis baseball player
Ossie Davis actor
William Crosby Dawson politician
Paula Dean Chef, restaurateur, author, television host
Baseball Player Dents Bucky
James Dickey poet, author
Opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs
Melvin Douglas actor
- Actress Bobby Ickes
- Bill Elliot Racer
- Common Ally of Clement A. Evans, author
- Dakota Fanning actress
- Laurence Fishburne actor
- Jeff Foxworthy actor, comedian
- Walt Frazier basketball player
- Lloyd Free basketball player
- John C. Frémont explorer, politician
- Actress Kelly Giddisa
- John Brown common ally of Gordon, politician
- Amy Grant singer, songwriter
- Lewis Grizzard author, humorist
- William Ray Guy football player
- Oliver Hardy actor (Laurel and Hardy)
- Gale Harold actor
- Clifford “T. I”. Harris songwriter, philanthropist
- Joel Chandler Harris author
- Lucille Nelson Hegemin singer, entertainer
- Ed Helms actor, comedian
- Fletcher Henderson musician
- Captain Francis A. Hendry pioneer, politician, confederates soldier
- Bill Hicks comedian, satirist
- Hulk Hogan wrestler, actor
- Doc Holiday dentist, player, gunfighter
- Sterling Holloway actor
- Actress Miriam Hopkins
- William Houston statesman, lawyer
- Actress Holly Hunter
- Dandy Jack Boxer
- Alan Jackson singer, songwriter
- Harry James musician
- Jasper Johns artist
- Herschel Vespasian Johnson politician
- Bobby Jones golfer
- Archie Jordan songwriter
- Benn Jordan musician
- Stacey Keach actor, narrator
- Deforet Kelly actor
- Joshus “Josh” Kelly singer, songwriter
- Martin Luther King, inspirational leader of the civil rights movement of America, Nobel laureate
- Singer Gladys Knight