List of Georgia state symbols

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Location of the state of Georgia in the United States of America

This is a list of state symbols for the U.S. state of Georgia

Type Symbol Year Image
Amphibian American green tree frog
Hyla cinerea
2005 American Gr-een Tree Frog
Art Museum- Georgia Museum of Art
Atlas The Atlas of Georgia
Ballet Company Atlanta Ballet
1973 Atlanta Ballet
Beef Barbecue Championship Cook-off The Hawkinsville Civitan Club’s “Shoot the Bull” barbecue championship 1997
Bird Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum
1928 Brown Thrasher
Botanical Garden The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Butterfly Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus
1988 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Commemorative Plates Georgia Historical Plates
Creed Georgian's Creed
Crop Peanut 1995 Peanuts
Fish Largemouth Bass 1970 Largemouth Bass
Flag Georgia State Flag 2003 Georgia State Flag
Flower Cherokee Rose
Rosa laevigata
Cherokee Rose
Folk Dance Square Dance 1996 Square dancing
Folk Festival Georgia Folk Festival
Folk Life Play “Swamp Gravy”
Fossil Shark tooth Shark teeth
Fruit Peach Peach
Game Bird Bobwhite Quail 1970 Bobwhite quail
Gem Quartz 1976 Quartz rose GeorgiaHoggMine13.jpg
Historic Drama “The Reach of Song”
presented on the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds near Hiawassee
Insect Honeybee 1975 Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Marine Mammal North Atlantic right whale
Eubalaena glacialis
1985 Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Mineral Staurolite 1976 Staurolite
Motto "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation" 1798
Musical Theatre "Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival"
Peanut Monument Turner County
on the west side of Interstate Highway 75 within the limits of the city of Ashburn
Ashburn peanut.jpg
Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham
Pork Cook-off The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce’s “Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig
‘Possum Pogo ‘Possum
Prepared Food Grits Grits
Railroad Museum The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex
CG223 Georgia RR Museum.jpg
Reptile Gopher tortoise
Gopherus polyphemus
1989 Gopherus polyphemus Tomfriedel.jpg
School Plains High School
Seal Great Seal of Georgia 1914[note 1] Seal of Georgia.svg
Seashell Knobbed Whelk
Busycon carica
Busycon carica.jpg
Song Georgia on My Mind
lyrics by Stuart Gorrell and music by Hoagy Carmichael[note 2][1] with words by Robert Loveman.[2]
Tartan Georgia Tartan Georgia Tartan.gif
Theater Springer Opera House
GENERAL VIEW - Springer Opera House, 105 Tenth Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA HABS GA,108-COLM,31-1.tif
Tree Southern Live Oak
Quercus virginiana
1937 Live oak Georgetown.jpg
Transportation History Museum Southeastern Railway Museum
Vegetable Vidalia sweet onion 1990 Vidalia Onions
Waltz "Our Georgia"
Wildflower Azalea Redazalea.jpg


  1. ^ The state seal was originally adopted in 1776, but its current form was approved in 1914.
  2. ^ The previous State Song "Georgia" was composed by Lollie Belle Wylie


  1. ^ Smith, Kelundra (April 28, 2015). "Preview: Oakland Cemetery will come to life Saturday with sound art of "Cryptophonic Tour"". Atlanta, Georgia: Arts Atl. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ Crouch, Kenneth E. (March 1950). "The State Song of Georgia". The Georgia Historical Quarterly. Savannah, Georgia: Georgia Historical Society. 34 (1): 8–9. ISSN 0016-8297. JSTOR 40577207.