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Georgia, The southernmost and youngest of the thirteen original States of the United States, is bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, east by the Savannah River (which separates it from South Carolina), and by the Atlantic Ocean, which forms a coast-line of about 128 miles; Florida bounds it on the south, and Alabama and a small part of Florida on the west. It lies between lat. 30° 20′ and 35° N., and long. 80° 40′ and 85° 38′ W. Area, 59,475 square miles, in 137 counties. Population, 1890, 1,837,353; 1900, 2,216,331; capital, Atlanta. De Soto enters the State from Florida; travels northeast through the pine barrens, erects a cross of wood near the Ocmulgee; hears from Indians on the Etowah of gold to the north, and proceeds westward to the Mississippi, entering Alabama by the Coosa......1540 Tristan de Luna, with 300 Spaniards, spends the summer in what is now Habersham county, searching for gold......1560 Jean Ribault, of Dieppe, with two ships fitt