The first colonial settlers landed with James Oglethorpe in February 1733 in what is now Savannah.
The Georgia Historical Society celebrates the founding of the state annually with the Georgia History Festival, beginning this year on Friday with Georgia Day.
GPB’s Cindy Hill spoke with Georgia Historical Society senior historian Stan Deaton and Pattye Meahger to learn more.
Click here to hear more about the founding of Georgia.
The Georgia History Festival continues throughout the month with events around the state. Learn more at georgiahistoryfestival.org.