List of Georgia state symbols

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

Type Symbol Year Image
‘Possum Pogo ‘Possum.
1992 Pogo ‘Possum Earth Day
Amphibian American green tree frog
Hyla cinerea
2005 American Green Tree Frog
Art Museum Georgia Museum of Art.
Atlas The Atlas of Georgia.
Ballet Company Atlanta Ballet.
1973 Atlanta Ballet
  • State Beef Barbecue Championship Cook-off- The Hawkinsville Civitan Club’s “Shoot the Bull” barbecue championship
  • State Bird- Brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
  • State Botanical garden- The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  • State Butterfly- Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
  • State Commemorative Plates- Georgia Historical Plates
  • State Creed- Georgian's Creed
  • State Crop- Peanut
  • State Fish- Largemouth bass
  • State Flag- Georgia State Flag
  • State Flower- Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata)
  • State Folk Dance- Square Dance
  • State Folk Festival- Georgia Folk Festival
  • State Folk Life Play- “Swamp Gravy”
  • State Fossil- Shark tooth
  • State Fruit- Peach
  • State Game Bird-Bobwhite quail
  • State Gem- Quartz
  • State Historic Drama- “The Reach of Song” presented on the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds near Hiawassee
  • State Insect- Honeybee
  • State Marine Mammal- North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
  • State Mineral- Staurolite
  • State Motto- "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation"
  • State Musical Theatre- "Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival"
  • State Peanut Monument- Turner County on the west side of Interstate Highway 75 within the limits of the city of Ashburn
  • State Poet Laureate- Judson Mitcham
  • State Pork Cook-off- The Dooly County Chamber of Commerce’s “Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig
  • State 'Possum- Pogo 'Possum
  • State Poultry- "The Poultry Capitol of the World"
  • State Prepared Food- Grits
  • State Railroad Museum- The Central of Georgia Railroad Shops Complex, Savannah
  • State Reptile- Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)
  • State School- Plains High School
  • State Seal- Great Seal of Georgia
  • State Seashell- Knobbed Whelk
  • State Song- Georgia on My Mind, lyrics by Stuart Gorrell and music by Hoagy Carmichael; the previous State Song "Georgia" was composed by Lollie Belle Wylie[1] with words by Robert Loveman.[2]
  • State Tartan- Georgia Tartan
  • State Theater- Springer Opera House, Columbus
  • State Tree- Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
  • State Transportation History Museum- Southeastern Railway Museum
  • State Vegetable- Vidalia sweet onion
  • State Waltz= "Our Georgia"
  • State Wildflower- Azalea


  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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. Retrieved 10 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>