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 Barstow Marine Corps Logistics Base, near Barstow, CA. In addition to supporting Marine Corps bases...

Probably the second largest  coal-fired power plant in the country (in terms of out put), generating 3.2 million kilowatts. This plant was rated as the worst emitter of toxic chemicals (19.5 million pounds) in the country in 1998. It is owned by the...

Adjacent to Lockheed Martin's largest aircraft plant in Marietta, Dobbins is now an Air Reserve base, flying (and training for) the C-130 aircraft that are manufactured next door at Lockheed. Also on site is the Atlanta Naval Air Station, with F-18 fighter...

Elberton, Georgia is the self-proclaimed "Granite Capital of the World," with 45 quarries, 85 granite plants, and producing around 250,000 tombstones annually. Evidence of these claims may be found in the Granite Museum, located in a shed downtown.

These 182,000 acres of wooded and muddied ground are training and maneuver areas for the infantry. One of the busiest military bases in the country,  around 25,000 people work full time at this base, which accomodates thousands of trainees every day....

At one time the Atlanta Ordnance Depot, large warehouse structures and railway access dominate the landscape at Fort Gillem, which once operated as an Army base with administrative functions related to the national reserve forces and recruiting, as well as...

55,000-acre Army base, with almost 20,000 employees. Home of the 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 installations tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery, and small arms ranges. Air support is provided by Hunter Army Airfield, a 5,400 acre...

This granite monument on a hill in Georgia was erected in 1980 by a group from outside the state that "seek the age of reason," and that wishes to remain anonymous, forever. The monument lists the group's principles for humanity, in several languages, carved...

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, at a former Naval air station, converted to this new function starting in 1975. On...

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 hotel, one of the...

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 2,200 of the large transport aircraft, the C-130, which it continues to build here. In the past,...

Air Force search and rescue base on 11,000 acres. HH 60 helicopters and C-130 cargo airplanes, mostly.

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

The port of Savannah has recently been ranked as the third busiest port in the USA, measured by containerized cargo, after LA/Long Beach, and New York/New Jersey. Its Garden City Terminal has fifteen cranes, four of which can handle super post panamax-sized...

Possibly the largest (in output) coal-fired power plant in the country. 3.3 million kilowatts. This plant was rated as the worst emitter of carbon dioxide in the country in 1999. It is owned by the Georgia Power Company, which itself is owned by one the...

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. One of five large Air Force logistics centers in the country,...

This small chapel in South Newport, built by a local grocer in 1949, has become a bit of 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...

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...

A tree surrounded by a small stone and chain fence, and stands almost in the middle of the road in a residential neighborhood, that has a monument with the following inscription: "For and in consideration of the great love I bear this tree and the great...

Somewhere in the sediment under the waters near Tybee Island is a 12 foot-long nuclear bomb, lost in an accident in 1958. The bomb was intentionally jettisoned by the pilot of a B-47 bomber, following a...

Woodbine is a former chemical complex in a remote coastal lowland area of southern Georgia, past the gates at the end of Union Carbide Road. The site is famous for a large explosion that occurred in 1971 when the facility was making flares and explosives for...