Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: FDR in Georgia

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), 32nd President of the United States, had a special connection with Georgia. FDR first visited Warm Springs, GA, in 1924 to seek treatment for polio from the therapeutic waters of the warms springs from which the town gained its name. Take part in the online historical marker scavenger hunt below to learn more about FDR and his time in Georgia.

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the questions! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all of Georgia’s markers by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions. For a quick tutorial on how to use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database, click here.  

Click the toggle below to access the FDR in Georgia Scavenger Hunt.  

Click here for a printable version of the online scavenger hunt. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, check your answers here!

  1. In what year did FDR create the March of Dimes?
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  2. FDR appointed this person to the Advisory Council on Economic Security in 1934.
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  3. Where did people gather in Barnesville, GA to hear FDR speak?
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  4. What is the name of the speech given by FDR at the Springer Opera House?
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  5. This senator won re-election to the US Senate even though FDR openly opposed him.
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  6. These famous cannons welcomed several distinguished guests, including FDR, to Savannah.
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  7. FDR’s New Deal agencies helped this city recover after disaster struck.
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  8. This person is Anna Eleanor Roosevelt’s (FDR’s wife) father.
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  9. This college opened with the support of FDR’s National Youth Administration.
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  10. FDR delivered the commencement address here in 1929.
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  11. In what year was the Little White House completed?
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  12. What is the temperature of Georgia’s famous Warm Springs?
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  13. How many longleaf pine seedlings did FDR plant in 1929/1930?
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  14. FDR’s farm was located on this mountain.
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  15. What Georgia county is considered FDR’s second home?
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  16. How many trips did FDR take to Warm Springs from 1924-1945?
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