by several Native American tribes including Creek
and Cherokee, Georgia was established by the British
in 1733 when
General James Edward Oglethorpe and English colonists
landed on the
coast and settled what is now Savannah, the nation's
first planned city.
The state was named in honor of King George II of England.
later became the final of the original 13 American colonies.
Revolutionary War, on January 2, 1788, Georgia became
the fourth state
to ratify the new United States Constitution.