11 facts about Georgia we bet you didn't know

(CNN)Georgia has been on everyone's mind this year.

In November, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democrat in 28 years to flip the state blue. And this week, Georgia again enters the political spotlight with two runoff races that will determine which party controls the US Senate.
So as all eyes turn to Georgia, we figured it would be a good time to share with some interesting tidbits you may not know about the Peach State.

      THE GOOD

        -- In 1943, Georgia became the first state to lower the legal voting age from 21 to 18.
          -- In the city of Athens, there's a tree that owns itself. The Junior Ladies Garden Club continues to care for this very special tree.
          -- Georgia is home to Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women.
          Wesleyan College
          -- Berry College is also located in Georgia. It has the largest contiguous campus in the world (27,000 acres!).
          Berry College

          -- America's largest Black-owned production company is in Georgia: Tyler Perry Studios.
          A view of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta
          -- Located in Midtown Atlanta, The Varsity is considered to be the world's largest drive-in restaurant. Founded in 1928, this gigantic fast-food joint can seat 800 diners!
          The Varsity
          -- Georgia State awards more bachelor's degrees to Black students than any other institution in the US.
          Georgia State University
          -- In 1912, The Girl Scouts program was born here -- in Savannah, Georgia.
          The first Girl Scout of America, Mrs. Samuel G. Laurence  addresses a crowd in Savannah, Georgia, during a celebration honoring her aunt, Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America.