As a result of the initiatives proposed by James Oglethorpe, King George II approved the charter of the colony of Georgia in 1732. Oglethorpe and more than 100 colonists settled in present-day Savannah in 1733. The state was named in honor of King George II. Georgia was the 4th state to gain statehood. It is currently the 9th most populous of the United States.
This information was drawn from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, where you will find more detail on Georgia and its history.
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This sample DataSheet from Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference shows a map of Georgia counties according to the homeowner vacancy rate from the 2010 Census. This percentage is determined by dividing the total number of vacant units for sale by a sum of the number of owner-occupied housing units, vacant units for sale, and vacant units sold but not yet occupied) and multiplying by 100.