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Georgia State Atlas

"The Atlas of Georgia"   Adopted: March 28, 1985

Approved on March 28, 1985, House Resolution No. 18 named "The Atlas of Georgia," the official state atlas of Georgia.

"The Atlas of Georgia" is no longer in print, but is still available, in new and used condition, from a number of book vendors.

H.R. 18


Designating The Atlas of Georgia as the official state atlas of Georgia; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, in 1981 the Institute of Community and Area Development in conjunction with the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia began the production of the first atlas ever produced for the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, this valuable resource will contain maps, charts, high altitude photographs, and satellite imagery and will describe the natural resources, physical characteristics, economy, people, and history of the state; and

WHEREAS, this publication will represent the first such comprehensive reference book of its type ever produced about the State of Georgia and represents an achievement about which the citizens of this state can take great pride; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that we recognize the unique achievement and significant contribution made by this volume.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that The Atlas of Georgia is designated the official state atlas of Georgia.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to forward an appropriate copy of this resolution to the director of the Institute of Community and Area Development of the University of Georgia, to the director of the Department of Geography of the University of Georgia, and to the president of the University of Georgia.

Approval Date: Approved March 28, 1985.


"The Atlas of Georgia--State Atlas" Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Georgia Secretary of State. Web. 10 Apr 2013.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.

Additional Information

Main Page: Office of the Georgia Secretary of State.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Georgia state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.

The Atlas of Georgia
The Atlas of Georgia

The Atlas of Georgia, by Thomas W. Hodler and Howard A. Schretter, co-editors. 273 pages. Publisher: The Institute of Community and Area Development, University of Georgia, Athens (1986)

This large, attractive volume is a study of the state of Georgia through all types of maps -- geologic, demographic, historic, etc. It was produced by the University of Georgia, Athens, and is a masterful compendium of information on the state.

The Atlas of Georgia was a joint effort of the Department of Geography and the Institute of Community and Area Development at the University of Georgia. It's divided into six sections; Georgia's Setting, an overview of global, national and regional relationships; Natural Environment, the distribution and characteristics of land, water, and biotic resources; Settlement and Conflict, historical heritage from pre-settlement Indians to the age of King Cotton; Economic Patterns, forces of change within the state; People and Society, changes in and characteristics of the state's population, examining quality of life issues; Afterward discusses major patterns and trends evidenced by The Atlas; and, finally, a Reference section for each map and graph.