The state of Georgia is the 21st largest in the United States of America based on land area. It is the largest state by land area east of the Mississippi River.
Despite the fact there are 20 states in America larger than Georgia, the state rockets up to No. 2 in another category: counties.
There are 159 counties in Georgia. At its peak – 1924-32 – there were 161 counties. Only Texas is more ridiculous in county numbers. The Lone Star State has 254 of them.
Georgia was always plentiful in counties.