Introduction to Newnan, Georgia
Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta county, is 34 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area. There are 16,242 residents in Newnan.
Newnan was founded in 1828 as the county seat of Coweta County. It was named after General Daniel Newnan of North Carolina. It developed rapidly mainly due to its thriving cotton industry. The town was witness to the trial of a rich landowner, John Wallace, in 1948. Wallace was convicted of murder through the testimony of two African-Americans. The trail inspired a book as well as a television movie.
Newnan and nearby Attractions
- Caswell House
- Oak Grove Plantation and Gardens
- Male Academy Museum
- Newnan Country Club
- Summergrove Country Club
- Canongate on White Oak
Things To Do In Newnan
The Caswell House is one of the few museums in Georgia that focuses mainly on African American History. The Newnan Theatre Company produce around 10 shows throughout the year. The city also offers facilities for the enjoyment of recreational activities like baseball, tennis, softball, soccer, dancing, pottery, yoga and karate.
William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Newnan Higher Education
The State University of West Georgia, Clayton College and State University and Atlanta Technical College provide facilities for higher education.