Georgia

A 3,500-acre supply and repair center for the Marine Corps' East Coast and Atlantic Ocean operations which in many respects is equivalent to the West Coast's Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, near Barstow, CA. In addition to supporting Marine Corps bases...

Americold owns and operates more than 100 cold storage warehouses in the USA, and is by far the largest cold storage company in the country. It has three warehouses in the Fulton office park outside Atlanta, including the Westgate facility, which is on a rail...

The home of the annual Masters Tournament, one of the most important events in the sport, this course is considered by some to be the best in the world. Originally constructed in 1933 by Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones, the landscaping and features have...

Considered the ninth-largest coal-fired power plant in the country in net generation of electricity, generating 3.3 million kilowatts. In 1998, the Commission on Environmental Cooperation rated Bowen as the worst emitter of toxic chemicals (19.5 million...

Adjacent to Lockheed Martin's largest aircraft plant in Marietta, Dobbins is said to be the largest multi-service reserve training base in the world, flying (and training for) the C-130 aircraft that are manufactured next door at Lockheed. Also on site is...

Elberton, Georgia is the self-proclaimed "Granite Capital of the World," with 45 quarries and over 100 granite plants of varying sizes, producing on average around 250,000 tombstones and markers annually. Evidence of these claims may be found in the Granite...

Known as the home of the U.S. Army Infantry, these 182,000 acres of wooded and muddied ground serve as training and maneuver areas for the infantry. One of the busiest military bases in the country, around 35,000 people work full time at this base, which...

Known at one time as the Atlanta Army Depot, until its rechristening as Fort Gillem in 1973. Its large warehouse structures and railway access once dominated the landscape. The site was once home to the First U.S. Army, the Georgia Army National Guard,...

55,000-acre Army base, with over 20,000 employees. Home of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which is responsible for installation, operation, and maintenance of the Army's communications systems.

Once an administrative, strategic planning and command center for the Army, and home to a few deployable Army fighting units before closing in 2011 with Fort Gillem. The suburban base occupied 506 acres, more than half of which was a golf course.

The coastal batteries of the former Fort Screven on Tybee Island are being integrated into private homes, and redeveloped in some unusual ways. Built starting in 1897, and boosted by the Spanish American War of 1898, the fort is a series of concrete gun...

At 279, 270 acres, Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. Troops train on the installation's tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery, and small arms ranges. Air support is provided by Hunter Army Airfield, a 5,400-acre...

Erected in 1980, this granite monument on a hill in Georgia was conceived and funded by a group from outside the state who sought "the Age of Reason," and that wished to remain anonymous, forever. The monument lists the group's principles for humanity, in...

This is a major campus for law enforcement training, operated by the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security. It is located north of the coastal town of Brunswick, and is a town unto itself, possessing its own zip code. In 1975, the former...

The state of Georgia grows nearly half of America’s peanuts, mostly in the form of runner peanuts, which are used for peanut butter, oil, and fillings for candy bars and other processed foods. After curing, grading, and shelling, peanuts are unloaded and...

This plant in Georgia is the sole facility for Irvine, California-based Golden State Foods, the ninth largest meat/poultry company. Golden State Foods is the largest supplier of the full line of beef products for McDonalds.

Jekyll is one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, the barrier islands used as resorts by America’s Gilded Age elite. The Jekyll Island Club, in the middle of the island, has dozens of structures preserved as historic sites, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel...

Located in the southeastern corner of Georgia on 16,000 coastal acres, Kings Bay is a major submarine base, providing operational support for all the East Coast’s Trident nuclear submarines. The 25 square mile site was originally developed as a munitions...

One of the major military aircraft plants in the USA, Marietta is one of three of Lockheed Martin's largest aircraft facilities. Marietta has manufactured over 2,500 of all models of the C-130 Hercules, one of the most famous tactical airlifters ever made....

Mar-Jac is an independent chicken processor in Gainesville, Georgia. Though a small local company, its plant is typical, employing hundreds and processing more than 100 million birds a year. There is a Pilgrim's Pride plant in town too, and Pro View Foods...

Air Force combat search and rescue base on 11,000 acres. HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and HC-130J cargo airplanes, mostly.

The sculpture garden and home of the late folk artist and Baptist preacher Howard Finster.

The world’s largest peanut was erected in 1975, and recognized as an official state monument in 1998. The fiberglass nut itself is ten feet tall, and sits on top of a fifteen-foot high brick cylinder with a golden crown. It is located next to the Interstate...

Pilgrim’s Pride is the second largest chicken producer in the country, with 25 plants, including this one in Athens, Georgia. Georgia leads the nation in chicken production, and Pilgrims Pride has six plants there. Pilgrims Pride is now owned by JBS, the...

Currently the largest single-terminal container facility in North America, in addition to being the fourth-busiest container port in the U.S. The Port of Savannah also lays claim to being the second-busiest U.S. container exporter, right behind the Port of...

As of 2014, the 7th largest power plant in the U.S. in terms of electricity generation capacity. Comprised of four independent 880,000-kilowatt units, yielding around 3.3 million kilowatts total. Scherer uses coal as its primary fuel source, and when all four...

Robins Air Force Base located near the geographical center of Georgia, is a heavily industrialized installation covering 8,970 acres, specializing in aircraft and weapons system maintenance. Home to the Air Force Materiel Command's Warner Robins Air...

This small chapel in South Newport, built by a local grocer in 1949, has become an attraction, since being adopted by the local Chamber of Commerce and put on some maps. The name should be considered that of a genre to which it belongs, not a superlative fact...

An unusual compound built by the flamboyant Eddie Owens Martin, who was subjected to commanding visions, such as the one that told him to build this personal retreat and sanctuary, and to call himself Saint EOM. He created a religion called Pasaquoyanism, a...

A small, dense, and homegrown museum, housing the history of military submarining, especially related to Kings Bay, the sub base located at the north end of town. The museum has artifacts such as control panels from relatively recent nuclear subs, sub models...