History of the United States
Georgia (US State)

How did the state of georgia get its nickname?

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February 15, 2016 5:53AM

The nicknames for Georgia these days are The Empire State of the South (originally used in the mid 19th century, but since then has been hotly disputed by Taxes), and the name that appears on license plates, The Peach State (the peach being the official state fruit since 1995). However, Georgia's legislature has not designated an official nickname for the state.
because of the peaches that thatr grown there