10 Ways to Get a True Taste of What Makes Coweta County Special

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1. Pick out some produce at the Senoia Farmers Market

Senoia comes alive every Saturday at this popular market. Farmers sell seasonal fruits and veggies, while local artisans set up shop with everything from jewelry to homemade soap to hot sauce. Be sure to visit when live bands are on the schedule.

2. Check out the Historic Coweta County Courthouse

With a copper dome rising 100 feet above street level, this 1904 Classic Revival building towers above Newnan’s town square, but it also has some dark history: It held the famous 1948 Murder in Coweta County trial—subject of several podcasts and a movie.

3. Savor a Sweet Pig donut at Heirloom Bakeshop

Sink your teeth into an Heirloom donut and you’ll quickly see why this shop has become a favorite. The Sweet Pig is maple-frosted and topped with bacon; other favorites include Cookies ‘n’ Cream and classics like the original glazed and strawberry sprinkles.

4. Enjoy the eggs-ellent Eggs Dijon at Bistro Hilary

Designed to look like a French bistro, this upscale Senoia dining spot has a menu full of tempting plates, but the crispy Eggs Dijon is a crowd pleaser. Pair the savory appetizer with a Paris-themed cocktail on the front or back patio.

5. View the latest display at Barbie Beach

Stop by this unique highway attraction in Turin to see an assortment of Barbies and Kens posed in different arrangements often based on current events. Steve and Linda Quick have kept locals and roadtrippers entertained with the whimsical displays since their first during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

6. Relish the fried pickles at Redneck Gourmet

One of the oldest restaurants in Newnan, this beloved spot serves up plenty of crave-worthy dishes, including the Redneck Burger topped with bacon and their famous fried green tomatoes, but the fried pickles with ranch are a tried-and-true staple.

7. Feel a spiritual presence at Bonnie Castle

Built in 1896, this Victorian-era mansion has been the center of paranormal activity in Grantville for decades. Among the sightings are a ghost named Mary and a spectral cat. Today, you can book a stay in one of the inn’s rooms through Airbnb and experience the haunted vibe for yourself.

8. Try the latest flavor at Rock Salt Milk Bar

Nearly everything is made inhouse at this Newnan ice cream shop, and flavors frequently rotate based on the season. Fresh peach and blueberry lemon lavender are popular in summer, while white chocolate peppermint and gingersnap cheesecake are winter winners.

9. Kayak down the Chattahoochee River

The 2,910-acre Chattahoochee Bend State Park is one of the largest state parks in Georgia and provides an ideal spot for kayaking. After a day of paddling, rent a nearby cottage or campsite to relax amid the forest’s natural beauty.

10. Meander around historic neighborhoods

Nicknamed the “City of Homes,” Newnan has six districts listed on the National Historic Registry. Be sure to check out 167 LaGrange Street, one of the oldest standing homes in the city built circa 1828, as well as 155 Greenville Street, which has been featured in many shows and movies.

By: Emma Hunt (Atlanta Magazine Custom Media)

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