The Colonel Daniel Appling Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Appling County Chapter #786 United Daughters of the Confederacy encourages schools, civic groups, churches and all local citizens to celebrate Georgia’s 280th anniversary on February 12.
The Governor of the State of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has proclaimed February 12 as Georgia Day in honor of our state’s 280th anniversary and has called upon all Georgians to celebrate our proud and rich heritage.
Georgia was founded by General James Edward Oglethorpe in 1733.
Famous Georgians that signed the Declaration of Independence are George Walton, Button Gwinnett and Lymon Hall.
At the present time Georgia has over nine million people and is now known more as a commercial, financial and cultural center than a rural state.
The State Flower is the Cherokee Rose, the State Bird is the Brown Thrasher, the State Butterfly is the Tiger Swallowtail, the State Tree is the Live Oak, the State Fossil is the Shark Tooth, the State Fish is the Largemouth Bass, the
State Insect is the Honeybee, the State Fruit is the Peach and the State Game Bird is the Bobwhite Quail.