From where did you get your carpet? What about that watermelon?
The state of Georgia has a handful of distinguished industries throughout the state and some small towns are really proud of what they produce.
Everyone has heard of Atlanta the Empire City of the South, but I bet you haven’t heard of these self-proclaimed capitals spread throughout the Peach State.
Sylvester - Peanut Capital of the World
The city of Sylvester in Worth County has named itself the “Peanut Capital of the World” due to its huge peanut production.
Eatonton - Dairy Capital of the World
Eatonton is a city in Putnam County and is known as the “Dairy Capital of Georgia” in honor of its major industry of dairy farming. Each year, the city hosts a Dairy Festival downtown to celebrate this industry.
Cordele - Watermelon Capital of the World
Crisp County is Georgia’s No. 1 watermelon-growing county and the nation’s No. 4 watermelon-growing county. Cordele is known as the “Watermelon Capital of the World” because of its quality and quantity of watermelons grown.
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Waynesboro - Bird Dog Capital of the World
Waynesboro is a small town in eastern Georgia, that lays claim to being the “Bird Dog Capital of the World”. About 30 miles south of Augusta on U.S. Hwy. 25, it’s the county seat of Burke County.
Claxton - Fruitcake Capital of the World
With more than 4 million pounds of fruitcake made each year, Claxton claims the title of the “Fruitcake Capital of the World”.
Vidalia - Sweet Onion Capital of the World
The City of Vidalia cannot deny its tie to the most famous onion rightfully named after the city. The sweet onion variety was accidentally discovered in the 1930s and has been a legend ever since.
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