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LOCAL MINISTRY FOCUS

Kairos Prison Ministry

  • Autry State Prison (Pelham, GA)

New Covenant Church (Thomasville, GA)

  • Cherokee Apartments Outreach

  • Saturday Sidewalk School

Outreach to Hispanic Families

  • Thomas County

  • Grady County

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MAP OF AREA AROUND THOMASVILLE, GA

MAP OF GEORGIA

 

Quick Facts

COLONY:  Founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733; 13th colony
STATEHOOD:  January 2, 1788; 4th state
CAPITAL:  Atlanta, since 1868
MOTTO:  "Wisdom, justice, and moderation"
NICKNAMES:  Empire State of the South; Peach State
TOTAL POPULATION:  9,687,653; 9th most populous in United States (as of 2010 census)
LAND AREA:  57,513 square miles (as of 2010 census); 24th largest in United States
COASTLINE:  100 miles
HIGHEST POINT:  Brasstown Bald, 4,784 feet
LOWEST POINT:  Sea level at the Atlantic Coast
COUNTIES:  159
ELECTORAL VOTES:  16 (as of the 2010 U.S. census)
U.S. CONGRESS:  2 senators; 14 representatives (as of the 2010 election)
GOVERNOR:  Nathan Deal, 2011
LATITUDE:  30 31' N to 35
LONGITUDE:  81 W to 85 53' W
LENGTH & WIDTH:  300 miles long and 230 miles wide
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER:  in Twiggs County, 18 miles southeast of Macon
HIGHEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE:  112F, July 24, 1953, at Louisville
LOWEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE:  -17F, January 27, 1940, at CCC Camp F-16
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE:  from a high of 92.2F to a low of 32.6F

 

State Symbols
Prized for their sweetness, Vidalia onions get their name from the Toombs County town where farmer Mose Coleman first marketed them in the 1930s. The Elberta peach variety, which flourishes along the state's fall line, spurred Georgia peach production, and by the early 1900s Georgia was the leading peach grower in the nation.

 

 

 

 

STATE FLOWER:  Cherokee rose

STATE BIRD:  Brown thrasher
STATE TREE:  Live oak
STATE VEGETABLE:  Vidalia onion
STATE CROP: Peanuts
STATE FRUIT:  Peach
STATE REPTILE:  Gopher tortoise
STATE AMPHIBIAN:  Green tree frog
STATE FISH:  Largemouth bass
STATE MARINE MAMMAL:  Right whale
STATE MINERAL:  Staurolite
STATE SONG:  On April 24, 1979, "Georgia on My Mind" (music by Hoagy Carmichael and lyrics by Stuart Gorrell) was designated Georgia's official state song. It was performed on March 7, 1979, before the state legislature by Georgia native Ray Charles.
 
STATE FLAG:  Georgia's state flag was adopted by the 2003 General Assembly. It is based on the first national flag of the Confederacy, the "Stars and Bars," with the state coat of arms in gold in the center of a circle of thirteen stars, which represent Georgia and the original twelve other states that formed the United States. Beneath the coat of arms is the national motto: "In God We Trust."

 

GREAT SEAL:  The Great Seal of Georgia was adopted by an act of the General Assembly in 1799. The commonly seen reverse of the seal depicts an arch with "Constitution" engraved on it, supported by three pillars emblematic of the three branches of government: legislative, judicial, and executive. The first pillar has engraved upon a scroll "Wisdom," the second, "Justice," and the third, "Moderation." A uniformed man with a drawn sword, representing the aid of the military in defense of the Constitution, stands between the columns. The obverse of the seal depicts a ship with cotton and tobacco, and a man plowing, representing the seal's motto, "Agriculture and Commerce." The date 1776 refers to the date of the Declaration of Independence.

 

MAP OF GEORGIA SHOWING THOMAS COUNTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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