African American Heritage Museum
The African American Heritage Museum & Research Center provides a repository for African-American artifacts and records while also serving as a genealogy workroom for African-American research. Adjacent to the museum, which is housed in a restored shotgun-style house, is the Farmer Street Cemetery which may be the largest slave cemetery in the South. Extensive research by a commission (appointed by the mayor and city council of Newnan) has shown that this cemetery was a 19th and 20th century burial ground for African-Americans in Coweta County.
92 Farmer St, Newnan GA 30263
Hours: By appointment only
Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site opened in July 2013 and includes nearly 200 acres of walking trails, mountain bike trails and interpretive signs which tell the story of the battle thru personal accounts and military history.
Given early in the Carnegie Library grant program, this was one of the first Carnegie Library grants in the state of Georgia and was provided to a town that had not previously had a public library. With its iconic lighted sign that states the City of Homes on top of the building, citizens recognize the Carnegie when they drive through the historic downtown. Newly restored by the City of Newnan, the Carnegie has brought back library services in the downtown area. The bottom floor of the building serves as a reading room and the second floor as a meeting space.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Georgia’s 2nd newest state park but also one of the largest. Encompassing nearly 3000 acres it now features hiking trails, boat ramps, camping sites, cabins & playgrounds.
Children Connect Museum
30 Temple Ave West
Hours: “Tuesday-Saturday 12 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Hours may vary depending on Events being held*”
CJ Smith Park
The newest (and largest) skatepark-pump track combination in Georgia opened in late summer 2021.
Located in C. Jay Smith Park, this regional facility is home to over 30,000 sqft of rideable terrain – complimented by playgrounds, restrooms, a splash park and a variety of other support amenities.
A direct result of the dedicated advocacy by a handful of local youth, parents and community leaders, the park features an expansive street/plaza section, competition-level bowl, various obstacle and transition elements, and one of the Nation’s few integrated site-built concrete pump tracks!
92 Farmer St, Newnan GA 30263
Coweta County Genealogical Society
Our research library is home to a large inventory of historical and genealogical books and publications. It contains books and publications from most if not all of the fifty states.
We have many surname books, family history compilations, family folders, historical newspapers, military books and index publications, and miscellaneous historical and reference books, magazines and pamphlets.
Historic Coweta County Courthouse
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1904 Classic Revival Courthouse anchors the town square. Its dome rises 100 feet above street level, and a four-face clock in the tower chimes the hour. The dome is covered with 13,500 pounds of copper to match the cornice, pediments and railings. Also the site of the infamous “Murder in Coweta County” trial.
200 Court Square, Newnan GA 30263
Home to the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS), this Neoclassical home was built in 1937 by Atlanta architect Kennon Perry for Ellis Hardeman Peniston and his wife, Mildred Willcoxon Arnall Peniston. The NCHS renovated the home to reflect the colors and styles of the 1930s and 1940s that highlight some of the home’s original features. NCHS is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history of Newnan and Coweta County through exhibits at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum and the Newnan Historic Train Depot.
Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum
Erskine Caldwell & Lewis Grizzard Museum housed in original W.A. Brannon Mercantile & Moreland Knitting Mill. MCAA is also expanding its interpretation of Erskine Caldwell with a new attraction. God’s Little Acre is a living history park in development. The centerpiece of the park, a one-acre demonstration garden, already grows fresh produce which is sold locally. The park will include buildings that all together will give visitors a sense of stepping back in time to a page from Caldwell’s most famous novel. Our park is a tribute to tenant farming in the rural South of the early twentieth century.
7 Main St, Moreland, GA 30259
Hours: Open by appointment only right now
Oak Hill Cemetary
Established in 1833, Oak Hill Cemetery is a 60-acre property with over 12,000 gravesites. Located just a few blocks north of downtown Newnan, it is the final resting place for some of the county’s most prominent citizens which include two Georgia governors, and several congressmen.
Newnan was a hospital city during the Civil War, and Oak Hill is the burial ground for 270 soldiers representing all Confederate states.
Oak Hill AngelOak Hill is also the resting place for soldiers from the Revolutionary War (James Akens & William Smith), as well as soldiers from World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Korea.
Self-guided tour brochures are available.
96 Jefferson St
Senoia enjoys a rich heritage from the many early merchant families who have had businesses in the city for many years. Hollberg’s Fine Furniture and Crooks Marketplace have been family-run businesses for more than 100 years.
The Historic Downtown area on Main Street offers restaurants, boutiques, antiques, and tours all within a short walking distance.
Senoia Raceway is a 3/8 mile oval dirt race track located in Senoia, Georgia
House of Pickleball, or The Hop, is a newly opened 15-court pickleball facility located near downtown Newnan. The Hop is a city of Newnan public facility and may be enjoyed by all. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a wiffle ball, with 26–40 round holes, over a net.
1 Joseph Hannah Blvd, Newnan GA 30263
The LINC is a new, exciting multipurpose trail built on public rights of way and greenspace, creating a 26-mile network of paved paths for recreating and socializing in Newnan, Georgia. The trail system is enjoyed by walkers, runners, skaters, bicyclists, and people using non-motorized vehicles.
1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd