Do you have Georgia on your mind? The state of Georgia has a fascinating history going all the way back to the Civil War and encompassing the civil rights movement and beyond.
A powerhouse of education and technology research. Georgia Tech has a great reputation as a university and research center and is pretty good at sports.
Stone Mountain was once owned by the Venable Brothers and was the site of the founding of the second Ku Klux Klan in 1915. It was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1958. It was also mentioned in Martin Luther Kings I Have A Dream speech.