What Else Is Georgia Known For Producing Besides Peaches, Peanuts, and Pecans?

Georgia, which is the largest state in land area east of the Mississippi River, is the leading U.S. producer of peanuts, which Georgians call goobers.

Pecans are another important crop in Georgia.

Georgia also has large deposits of marble, and marble slabs from quarries there have been used to build several state capitol buildings and portions of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Nearly half of all Georgia residents live in the Atlanta metropolitan area.