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.

Hours of Operation

New operating hours: Thur-Sat, 10am-4pm or by appointment

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As Coweta’s county seat, this town has plenty to talk about. Like the fact that it has not one but six National Register Historic Districts. And it’s home to the country’s second-largest state park, Chattahoochee Bend State Park.