Well seems there is a claim by both Georgia and San Saba, Texas as to whom is the Pecan Capital of the World.
The Georgia Pecan Commission states "Georgia Becomes Number One In Pecans: An $80 Million Industry Pecan production is centered in Dougherty County – around Albany – with orchards ranging in size from a few acres to several thousand acres. The area is known as "the pecan capital of the world," because of the large concentration of pecan trees in the area. In 1901 (95 years ago), the establishment of the Southern Nut Growers Association (later known as the National Nut Growers Association) in Albany, is credited with advancing the Georgia pecan industry.
By the 1950s, Georgia’s pecan industry was well established and the state was number one in production. Today, the industry contributes $80 million annually to the state’s economy.
Georgia’s 1997 pecan production was 90 million pounds. Other top producers in 1997: Texas, 70 million lbs; New Mexico, 40 million lbs; and Oklahoma, 18 million lbs."