The Peach State

Georgia State Nickname



Perfect peaches; photo by liz west on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

State Nicknames of Georgia

Georgia is best known as 'The Peach State." Georgia-grown peaches are recognized for their superior flavor, texture, appearance and nutritious qualities (Georgia also designated the peach as the official state fruit in 1995, and the peach is featured on the Georgia quarter). All State Nicknames

Other nicknames for Georgia are "The Goober State" ("goober" is an old word for peanut, which is also the official state crop of Georgia), and "The Empire State of the South."



Georgia became the 4th state in 1788. The Georgia quarter features a peach (state fruit and nickname), live oak sprigs (the state tree), an outline of Georgia, and the state motto: "Wisdom Justice Moderation" (public domain image on Wikipedia). All State Quarters

Georgia quarter

Ripe peaches on the tree; photo by Steve Adams on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Ripe peaches


Georgia Peaches From Picking to Packing