The geography of colonial Georgia was one of hilly plains on the coast and forests inland. The colony's main cash crops were indigo and rice as well as cotton for weaving. The Georgia colony was established in 1732.Continue Reading
The Georgia colony was the last of the original 13 colonies to be established. It was founded by James Oglethope and was named for King George II. The colony was established as a place where the poor could start new lives.
Colonial Georgia experienced hot and humid summers and warm temperatures throughout the year. The climate and geography made it possible for colonists to grow major crops and establish plantations. In addition, the inland forests provided timber to the colonists.Learn more about The South
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the most populated counties in Georgia are Fulton county, Gwinnett county, Cobb County and Dekalb County. Fulton has a population of 996,319, with Gwinnett at 877,922 , Cobb with 730,981 and Dekalb County holds 722,161 people.Full Answer >
Major landforms in Georgia include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont Plateau, Appalachian Mountains, Cohutta Mountains, Stone Mountain, Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Flint River and Ocmulgee River. The Atlantic Ocean partially surrounds the eastern border of the state.Full Answer >
Georgia is not only the largest state east of the Mississippi River, but it also has the most counties, one of which is named after Revolutionary War hero Nancy Hart. Georgia has the oldest state park in the country as well as the oldest state university and the first full women's college.Full Answer >
A wide variety of crops are grown in Georgia, but the primary crops in the state are cotton, peanuts, pecans, corn and blueberries. The state is a major producer of canola, both for consumer use and for transformation into biofuels. The state is also known for its peaches, but its signature crop may be the Vidalia onion, grown in the unique soil conditions around Vidalia, Georgia.Full Answer >