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Popular things to do in Newnan

Downtown Newnan ©
Historic Walking Area
Downtown Newnan
Duration: 2 hours
Chattahoochee Bend State Park ©
State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Duration: 2 hours
Shaw Farms ©
Shaw Farms
Duration: 1h 30 min
Atlanta Range and Ordnance ©
Outdoor Activity
Atlanta Range and Ordnance
Duration: 2 hours
Newnan is a city in Metro Atlanta and the county seat of Coweta County, Georgia, approximately southwest of Atlanta. The population was 41,109 at the 2010 census, up from 16,242 in 2000, for a growth rate of 153.1% over that decade.HistoryNewnan was established as county seat of Coweta County in 1828 and was named for North Carolinian General Daniel Newnan. It quickly became a prosperous magnet for lawyers, doctors, other professionals, and merchants. Much of Newnan's prosperity was due to its thriving cotton industry, which relied on slavery.Newnan was largely untouched by the Civil War due to its status as a hospital city, and as a result still features much antebellum architecture. Celebrated architect Kennon Perry designed many of the town's 20th century homes. During the Atlanta Campaign, Confederate cavalry defeated Union forces at the nearby Battle of Brown's Mill.Newnan was also host to the trial in 1948 of wealthy landowner John Wallace, the first white man in the South to be condemned to death by the testimony of African Americans, two field hands who were made to help with burning the body of murdered white sharecropper Wilson Turner. These events were portrayed in the novel Murder in Coweta County. The film version starred Johnny Cash, Andy Griffith, and June Carter. Add Newnan and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States online visit planner.

Side trips from Newnan

Callaway Resort & Gardens ©
Callaway Resort & Gardens Pine Mountain
Duration: 4 hours
Little White House ©
Historic Site
Little White House Warm Springs
Duration: 2 hours
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wildlife Area
Wild Animal Safari Pine Mountain
Duration: 2 hours
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate LaGrange
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Newnan

Carl Miller Park ©
Carl Miller Park
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dunaway Gardens ©
Dunaway Gardens
Duration: 2 hours
Ashley Park ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ashley Park
Duration: 2 hours
Oak Hill Cemetery ©
Oak Hill Cemetery
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Newnan

Male Academy Museum
Specialty Museum
Male Academy Museum
Duration: 2 hours

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