Georgia

State: Georgia

Lat/Long: 32.0000, -84.0000

One of the original thirteen colonies, Georgia ratified the U.S. Constitution on January 2, 1788, becoming the fourth state in the Union. Georgia was a slave state and joined the Confederacy during the Civil War. The capital was Milledgeville.

Thomas H. Johnson, Oxford Companion to American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966), 206; Kenneth Coleman, ed., A History of Georgia 2nd ed. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991), 107, 150-51.