Origin of "Georgia"

Georgia State Name Origin


King George II in coronation robes

George II (portrait by Thomas Hudson, 1744); King of Great Britain and Ireland from his coronation in 1727 until his death in 1760.  Photo by Unknown/Wikipedia (Public Domain Image).

What does "Georgia" mean?

Georgia was named for King George II of England (George Augustus, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 to 1760). All State Name Origins

Georgia ratified the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788, becoming the 4th state.



Map of Georgia elevations; from the United States Geological Survey, an agency of the United States Department of the Interior.  Photo by USGS/Wikipedia (public domain image).

Map of Georgia elevations

Georgia USA (public domain image).

Georgia USA

Georgia geology and topography map from  USGS: A Tapestry of Time & Terrain



The Colony of Georgia Founded in 1732