The Peach State

Georgia State Nickname



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

The Peach State

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. Other nicknames for Georgia are The Goober State (goobers are an old word for peanuts), 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 (oak is the state tree), an outline of Georgia, and the state motto: "Wisdom Justice Moderation" (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Georgia quarter

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

Ripe peaches