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Georgia Natural Wonder #235 - Coweta County (Part 3).
Georgia Natural Wonder #235 - Coweta County (Part 3)

We came to Coweta County for the Natural Wonder of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, we stretched the Natural definition for a second post more Historical with the Battle Of Brown's Mill and the Battlefield Park. We still have a tangent left on the Communities and Notable People of Coweta County, so without counting this as a new Wonder, we complete our three part tangent on Coweta County, and our last batch of Cow Eater Georgia Natural Wonder Gals. (Resist temptation to scroll to end)


There are 4 Cities, 4 Towns, and 6 Unincorporated communities with this post.

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There are 4 official Cities in Coweta County.


Grantville is a city in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. The 2010 census shows a population of 3,041. The small town atmosphere offers its residents a unique sense of community and connectedness – you always feel like you know your neighbors. 

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Despite being a small town, there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy. There are several parks and recreational spots to explore, 

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as well as plenty of shopping and dining options.

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Notable events

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Abandoned building featured from a Walking Dead episode.

A number of episodes of the AMC series The Walking Dead were shot in the town. Since the shooting of the series tourism to the town has increased greatly, making it an important industry to the town. 

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Grantville was chosen as a location in The Walking Dead because of the number of faded and dilapidated buildings that give parts of the town a "post-apocalyptic" feeling, a result of the decline in the cotton industry in the area.

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Only In Your State tells us: In 1986, a man named Mr. Colley built what resembled a castle for him and his family to live in. This castle was located on LaGrange and Colley street, named after the builder himself. This building aptly became dubbed "Colley Castle", then eventually became "Bonnie Castle" after selling through the years to new owners. Shortly after the house was built, strange occurrences began to happen in the house, that the people of Grantville noticed.

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A ghostly apparition named Mary, quickly grew discontent with the inhabitants of the castle, especially with their use of electricity. Mary disliked electricity so much, she would randomly turn it on and off as she pleased, which infuriated the residents.

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It was also reported that a spectral cat was reported on the grounds throughout the span of a few decades. (A spectral cat is one that can be summoned only by a witch through a series of spells).

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Then there were reports of a man who continued visiting the property claiming to be the original owner of the castle; except at the time, the original owner would have been dead for over a decade.

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People who have lived in Bonnie Castle reported doors slammed in their faces, and weird apparitions appearing in the windows. Although the castle became a Bed & Breakfast for many years, people still spent the night in hopes to catch a paranormal thrill. Perhaps it was the rumored exorcism that took place to clear the castle of spirits...or perhaps they're still there, waiting for another chance to make themselves known.

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The movies Lawless and Broken Bridges were also shot in Grantville. Recently, nine buildings in downtown were listed for sale on eBay.

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A scene from the 2014 movie Dumb and Dumber To was shot in Grantville. (The Barbara Hershey town)

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The city's downtown was featured prominently in the 2023 movie The Color Purple.

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[Image: wZL0uFZ.jpeg] Train Depot Grantville.

Originally a freight and passenger depot for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad in the 1850s, this train station gradually fell into disrepair in the 1950s, when passenger and freight service was discontinued. The building then served as the local police station and later as office space before sitting vacant for a number of years. In 2018, Grantville began restoring the building to use it as its visitor information center, and in 2022, the restoration project won the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Chairman’s Award. 

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Today, with renewed interest in the structure and the community, the Depot is now a part of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and serves as an ideal venue for weddings, social events, meetings and exhibition space.

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Newnan is a city in and the county seat of Coweta County, Georgia, United States, about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. Its population was 42,549 at the 2020 census, up from 33,039 in 2010.


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"Heart of Newnan Motel", postcard from the 1960s

Newnan was established as county seat of Coweta County (replacing the defunct town of Bullsboro) 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.

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By 1829 Newnan had a new courthouse as well as churches and schools to provide for the families settling in the area. With the coming of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad in the early 1850s, other businesses were established: Newnan’s first cotton warehouse was built, R. D. Cole Manufacturing opened a sawmill, and College Temple, a secondary school for women, was founded.

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Newnan was largely untouched by the Civil War due to its status as a hospital city (for both Union and Confederate troops), and as a result still features much antebellum architecture. During the Atlanta Campaign, Confederate cavalry defeated Union forces at the nearby Battle of Brown's Mill. Because of its strategic position on the railroad, the town was selected as the site for a Confederate military hospital. The first surgical teams arrived in 1863 and took over most of the larger buildings in the town. As the number of war casualties grew, all the buildings, including schools, churches, and some of the larger houses, were used as medical facilities. In time 10,000 soldiers were housed in seven separate field hospitals scattered around Newnan, which was temporarily referred to as the “hospital city.”

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Bad photo edit, American flag in Newnan Hospital?

Subsequently, architect Kennon Perry (1890-1954) designed many of the town's early 20th-century homes.

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After the Civil War the cotton textile industry expanded in the South. The Newnan Cotton Mill was organized in 1888, followed some years later by the East Newnan Cotton Mill. The R. D. Cole Manufacturing Company expanded its interests by building steam boilers and tanks for industrial facilities.

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In the 1890s Newnan had a population of 2,859, and most of the businesses had electric lights. Schools were built, including the city’s first school for Black children and the Male Academy, the first local private school for boys.

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On April 23, 1899, a lynching occurred after an African-American man by the name of Sam Hose (born Tom Wilkes) was accused of killing his boss, Alfred Cranford. Hose was abducted from police custody, paraded through Newnan, tortured, and burned alive just north of town by a lynch mob of roughly 2,000 citizens of Coweta County.

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Hose allegedly approached Alfred Cranford, his employer, about a wage increase. An argument ensued and Cranford pulled out a gun with the intention to kill Hose. As an act of self defense, Hose threw an axe, killing his employer. He then fled to avoid the social and legal consequences of his actions. Eventually, Hose was caught and was forced to return to the Coweta County area by train.

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All three of these images attributed to Hose. Seem dissimilar.

The train was apprehended by an angry mob with the intent to kill Hose. Local authorities requested that the mob allow for law enforcement to properly handle the issue, but the mob was relentless and rather proceeded to torture Hose by forcibly removing certain body parts before hanging his body on a stake, dousing him in oil, and burning him alive. Hose pleaded for mercy, only to be ignored by the 2,000 person mob. The moment that Hose died, members of the mob began to dismember and further destroy what little was left of Hose's body and kept or even sold pieces as souvenirs of the occasion. On that Sunday, April 23rd, newspapers published the news of Hose's lynching, and tourists came via special train service from other towns in Georgia to view Hose's burned and mutilated remains. Some of the remains traveled away from Newnan and Palmetto, with W.E.B. DuBois reporting seeing Hose's knuckles displayed in an Atlanta butchershop window.

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Later investigations agree that Hose was acting out of self-defense, and not maliciously, therefore making the lynching not justified. Additionally, investigators agree that the rape charges were fabricated after Cranford's death and Hose's fleeing in an effort to place further shame on Hose's name and attempt to justify the lynching that was bound to occur. This incident is quite brutal but is not unlike other lynchings which occurred throughout the American Southeast.

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The exact site of Sam Hose's lynching is unknown and there are no formal markers alerting passersby of the atrocities that occurred in the small town of Newnan, Georgia. His story is chronicled in The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois as well as in writings by other authors.

The city continued its prosperity into the twentieth century. Newnan introduced telephone service, sewage systems, and paved streets. The cornerstone for the new courthouse building was laid in 1904. Free mail delivery began in 1906.

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Newnan faced challenges in the decades following World War I (1917-18). Inflation and the boll weevil forced some Coweta County farmers off their land. 

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Cotton was still King after WWI until Bol Weevil.

The town still thrived in the 1920s, however, with more than twenty trains running through the area every day. The Great Depression brought a brief decline in the population. Some cotton mill employees in Newnan joined others across the South in the General Textile Strike of 1934, the largest labor strike in American history. After World War II (1941-45) Newnan prospered once again.

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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.  We covered this extensively in GNW #169.

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In 1968, Kmart opened a warehouse in Newnan, which slowly established it as a major hub for distribution in the area. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters attempted to unionize the warehouse, but the attempt was defeated when the employees voted 329 to 201 in favor of remaining union-free. In 2015, the distribution center closed with a loss of 164 jobs.

Catchy tune.

The Newnan of the twenty-first century is a thriving community proud of its heritage. In 2001 it won recognition from the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend magazine as a “City of Excellence.” It has six historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places and more than forty recognized historic structures. 

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Some of the recent restoration work in town has included the antebellum houses that gave Newnan the name it carries proudly to this day, the “City of Homes.”

2021 tornado

In the early morning hours of March 26, 2021, Newnan was directly impacted by a violent EF4 tornado, which caused substantial structural damage and indirectly killed one person.

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The tornado was one of the strongest on record in Georgia since 1950, and directly impacted the historic downtown area. Newnan High School will be re-built after sustaining serious damage.

Arts and culture

The city is home to one of the few Georgia counties with a museum that focuses mainly on African-American history. The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center, or Caswell House, was opened in July 2003 in a donated mill village house once owned by Ruby Caswell. 

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The museum sits on Farmer Street on an old, unmarked slave cemetery. It has collected hundreds of family genealogical records by interviewing residents and going through the census records. The museum also houses the Coweta Census Indexes from 1870 to 1920. The first Black library in the county was the Sara Fisher Brown Library. Built in the 1950s, the library has since been converted into the Community Action For Improvement Center.

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The Farmer Street Cemetery is the largest slave cemetery in the South, and may be the largest undisturbed one in the nation. It is within the city limits of Newnan.


Until the mid-1950s the Central of Georgia operated two trains daily in each direction, through Newnan from Atlanta to Columbus, in its Man O' War service. The Central continued a single Man O' War train until 1971 when Amtrak took over most interstate passenger service. 

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Until 1970, the city was a stop on the Southern Railway's Crescent from New Orleans to New York City, via Atlanta. Into the mid-1960s, the Southern's Crescent and Piedmont Limited made stops in both directions in Newnan.

Television and movies

The ABC television series October Road was filmed in Newnan, but is set in the fictional town of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts.

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The TV movie Murder in Coweta County (1983), based on the book by Margaret Anne Barnes, chronicles actual events that occurred around 1948.

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The NBC series I'll Fly Away was filmed in Newnan from 1991 to 1993.

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The 1995 movie Fluke was filmed in Newnan.

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Pet Sematary Two (1992)

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The 1979 movie The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid with Bud Spencer takes place and was filmed in Newnan.

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The Walking Dead TV series has several scenes filmed in Newnan, including Newnan High School and Sonrise Baptist Church.

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The Netflix TV series Insatiable was filmed in Newnan.[38]

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Zombieland (2009)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

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The Founder (2016)

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

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Lovecraft Country (2019)

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Sprayberry's Bar B Que

One of Georgia’s oldest barbecue restaurants, Sprayberry’s association with two famous Coweta County natives has made it known far beyond Newnan. Lewis Grizzard sang its praises in his books and country music superstar Alan Jackson waited tables here as a teenager.

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It all began with Houston Sprayberry, who owned a gas station and sold barbecue out of the back. By 1926, the barbecue became so popular he closed the gas station and made it a restaurant. Over 90  years later, it remains as popular as ever.
Palmetto (partly in Fulton County)

Palmetto is a city located mostly in Fulton County (originally Campbell County) and now partly in Coweta County in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 5,071 at the 2020 census.

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The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Palmetto as a town in 1854. The community was named after the Palmetto Regimentof the Mexican–American War.

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Palmetto Monument South Carolina, Charge of the Palmettos Harpers Weekly.


Senoia is a city located 35 minutes south of Atlanta in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its population was 5,016 at the 2020 census. 

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Senoia Heneha McIntosh was the wife of Captain William McIntosh, a Tory officer during the American Revolution.  She was the mother of Creek mikko (chief) and US Army Brig. General, William McIntosh. Her son was the first Native American to be appointed a general in the United States Army. One of her sisters married George Troup, whose son became a governor of Georgia.

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Around 1828, a large number of people traveled from Newberry, South Carolina, in covered wagons, oxcarts, on horseback, and by foot. In the group were preachers, farmers, masons, and most any other occupation of the day. The names read like a current register of the area, since these forerunners have numerous descendants still making their homes in Senoia. In the group from South Carolina were the Atkinsons, Addys, Pages, Youngs, Levells, Shells, Barnes, Falls, Moses and many others. They scattered across the countryside, each trying to find a new start. And find it they did in the rich land of eastern Coweta. Raising cotton, corn, and livestock, the area was an agricultural Utopia.

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The first "settlement" in the area was called Location, two miles south of present day Senoia, where a post office had been established. In 1854, Willow Dell was established. Settlers continued to move to the area. The founding date for Senoia is 1860, for in that year the Rev. Francis Warren Baggarly bought land on which the modern town of Senoia now sits. On October 9, 1864, after many of the people of Willow Dell had moved closer to the two railroads that ran through the area, the community was renamed Senoia, and a post office was reestablished. The first building to be erected was known as the Rock House. Intended for mercantile purposes, it soon became a commissary for the Confederacy, as the war broke out soon after its completion. The Methodist church began to share this building by using the upstairs of the Rock House as its first permanent home. The first church, a Methodist Episcopal, with the Rev. Baggarly as minister, and the first Sunday school was also organized in the upstairs. A high school was opened in 1865, quite an accomplishment for a rural southern town at the end of the civil war. Senoia was officially incorporated as a city on December 12, 1866.

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After the war, Senoia saw the completion of the Savannah, Griffin and North Alabama Railroad, which crossed through the town. Agricultural products such as cotton and peaches were shipped by rail from Senoia. 

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Senoia was officially incorporated as a city on December 12, 1866. Pride in their town was very evident, as the citizens aspired to have the county seat moved there in 1876. Their bid was unsuccessful. Today with its collection of architectural treasures, most of the town comprises a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Senoia was officially chartered as a city around 1905, about the same time the railways moved in. The city still features architecture from all those periods - including structures dating to the 1840s - with most of the architecture from the city's charming downtown dating from the turn of the century.

Film and television

Riverwood Studios is located in Senoia. Movies including Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy and the 2011 remake of Footloose were partly filmed in the town.

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Following its first season, principal production of The Walking Dead has been filmed in Riverwood Studios (doing business as Raleigh Studios Atlanta), a plot of land about 140 acres outside of Senoia. 

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Downtown Senoia itself served as the set for a fictionalized version of the community of Woodbury during the third season of the show. 

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Fans of the show have flocked to try to catch shooting, a development that has met with a negative reception from some town residents, while others have found the added tourists helpful for business growth.



Haralson is a town in Coweta and Meriwether counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. Haralson is Coweta County's oldest city. The population was 172 at the 2020 census. 

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It is noted for being one of the filming locations for both The Walking Dead and Lawless.

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Welcome to Haralson, Georgia! Located just 5 miles south of Senoia (better know as 'Woodbury' and 'Alexandria') and made famous by the popular television show The Walking Dead. There are such locales as the building where Rick met with the Governor, Merle's ambush site, and the spot where Merle died and Daryl cried.

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For some, not me.


The first permanent settlement at Haralson was made in the 1820s and was named Lickskillet, a Civil War-era name. The town was renamed after for Hugh A. Haralson, a former Georgia congressman, who is also the namesake of Haralson County, Georgia.

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Haralson and grave LaGrange.

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place as the Town of Haralson in 1907.

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Moreland is a town in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the town population was 382. 

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The author Erskine Caldwell was born in Moreland in 1903. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native Southern United States, his novels won him critical acclaim. 

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His most famous works were Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre.

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Caldwell wrote 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers.

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Newspaper columnist and noted Georgia Bulldog Lewis Grizzard grew up in the town of Moreland. 

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He was extremely popular in the South, and he had enduring popularity across the nation because of the perceived humor, humanity, patriotism, and "old-fashioned" values that permeated his writing. He is much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian and lecturer. Grizzard also published a total of 25 books, including collections of his columns.

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A Lewis Grizzard Museum, featuring personal effects and professional memorabilia such as his typewriter, is now open in Moreland, Georgia. Originally housed in a gas station by a fan, it has been moved to a new, two-story museum complex (the former Moreland Mill).

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In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated, and most of his ashes are in Moreland Cemetery but some were scattered at the 50-yard line of the Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia.


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Historic Cureton & Cole store

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Besides the Cureton & Cole store on the left, the middle building was a doctor’s office and the one on the right was the old post office.

The town of Moreland traces back to the community of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. This church was built in 1843 for the farmers who had mostly come to this area as part of the Georgia Land Lottery of 1827. Upon the arrival of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad in 1852, the center of this community shifted southward. It had a wood and water stop for trains and was called Puckett Station.

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The construction of a train station in 1888 was the event that led to the formation of the present town. The community was renamed Moreland on September 1, 1888 and incorporated on December 28, 1888. The town was laid out with the train station at its center and the boundaries extending one half mile in every direction to form a circular shape.

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The sign over the entrance was for the "Southern Express Company," and the one by the bay window was for the "Western Union Telegraph Office." The Moreland sign had "Atlanta 45" on the left side and "Montgomery 130" on the right side. The bottom halves of the bay windows were covered with chicken wire to keep papers from being pulled out of the windows by passing express trains

In the early days of Moreland, cotton was the most important contributor to the local economy. Fruit crops were also a factor including peaches, plums, pears, and grapes. An economic shift occurred during the 1920s after the devastation of the cotton crop by the boll weevil. Diseases and bad weather eventually wiped out the commercial peach orchards. W.A. Brannon opened a store in 1894 and later other business ventures. Hard economic times forced him out of business and his buildings were sold in 1920. The Moreland Hosiery Mill was located in these buildings for several years. In 1926, new investors bought this property and opened Moreland Knitting Mills. This was the town’s major industrial employer until the business closed in 1968.

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W.A. Brannon now Welcome Center.

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The two-story building on the right was the W. A. Brannon Mercantile, built in 1894 by R. D. Cole of Newnan. On the left is the Moreland Knitting Mill, built in 1904 as a cotton warehouse. An alley originally separated the two buildings but they were connected by the middle building (narrow storefront with canopied double-door entrance to left of telephone pole) in 1937.

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Eventually these buildings were donated to the town of Moreland and are now used to house town offices, public meeting spaces, and the Hometown Heritage Museum. Lewis Grizzard Memorabilia is displayed in the Museum in the historic Moreland Mill on Main St. since 2011.

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You know, I have almost everything by Lewis up to 1985

Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You
Won't You Come Home, Billy Bob Bailey?
Don't Sit Under the Grits Tree With Anyone Else but Me (Did not have)
They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat
If Love Were Oil, I'd Be About a Quart Low
Elvis Is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself
Shoot Low Boys - They're Riding Shetland Ponies

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And all six of the ones I have, are signed by Lewis Grizzard. I loved that guy, still recite some of his jokes today in my tours around Atlanta every weekday.

Difference between UF Cheerleader and garbage can / garbage can at least gets taken out once a week.
Difference between Naked and Nekkid / No clothes and no clothes and up to something.
Future Dr. Robert “Happy” Dicks UGA LB was injured and could not play against South Carolina / so headline Athens paper read "Dogs to play Cocks with Dicks out". 
Never tell a woman she doesn't look good in any article of clothing she has just purchased.
The only way that they could improve upon Coca-Cola, is to put bourbon in it.
Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house.


Sharpsburg is a town in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. 

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It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its population was 327 at the 2020 census.


The community of Sharpsburg was originally founded in 1825, but was not incorporated until December 13, 1871. The original city limits were circular with a quarter mile radius extending from the former depot of the Savannah, Griffin, and North Alabama Railroad which is now the Central of Georgia Railroad. This depot no longer stands, as it gradually deteriorated following the demise of the railroad's passenger service. Sharpsburg was named for a Judge Elias Sharp who owned one of the first homes in Sharpsburg and helped incorporate the community.

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In similar manner to many communities in agricultural area through the southeastern United States, the development of Sharpsburg has been cyclical in nature. During the early years following incorporation, the town began to experience steady population growth along with agriculturally oriented services. A number of doctors established practices, as did other professional people in order to serve the growing populace. Since cotton farming surrounded Sharpsburg, a number of cotton gins and warehouses were constructed near the railroad. Other services such as blacksmith shops, a drug store, a bank, and other businesses were thriving into the early 1900's. Then, in the 1920's, along with the Great Depression, the importance of cotton and other agricultural crops as the area's primary livelihood began to decline. 

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1950's to 1970's

In similar manner, the continuous increase in agricultural mechanization decreased the demand for labor, and therefore, prompted increasing migration to larger cities for employment. The result was a decrease in population through the 1930's. Then, beginning in 1940, the population began a slow, steady increase which has continued to the present.

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The present being a Ghost Town suitable for Zombie Movies.

There is another Slave Graveyard that deserves a mention. Eagle Scout project.

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Turin is a town in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. The population was 274 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Turin as a town in 1890. 

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The town's name is a transfer from Turin, in Italy. Hardly a comparison.

Barbie Beach

Barbie Beach is undoubtedly Turin's strangest and most unexpected roadside attraction. 

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Naked Barbie and Ken dolls have been lounging around in a 6-foot-by-4-foot stretch of sand for more than 15 years. 

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They're arranged in an ever-changing display that matches various current events, like the Final Four playoffs, the Olympics and even a royal wedding.

Unincorporated communities

Corinth (partly in Heard County)

Corinth is an unincorporated community and former incorporated town in Coweta and Heard counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 213 at the 2000 census.

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The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1839 as the "Town of Corinth". The community's name is a transfer from Ancient Corinth, in Greece. A post office was established at Corinth in 1833, and remained in operation until 1914. Corinth disincorporated on May 1, 2000.


Madras is an unincorporated community in Coweta County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.


The railroad was extended to the site in 1849. Early variant names were Powell's Station, Powellton, Powellton Station and Powellville. 

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This original name honored one Mr. Powell, a first settler. In 1902, the current name, Madras, was adopted. A post office called Powellville was established in 1871, and the post office's name was changed to Madras in 1902, after the town in India.

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This store and the shed beside it, are very close to the US 29 right of way.

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Once belonged to Hulett Rooks. He was a barber and cut hair from 1947 to 1955. Mr. Rooks sold feed, food, and gas.

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1893 as the "Town of Powellville".

Raymond is an unincorporated community in Coweta County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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This massive coaling tower was built by the Central of GA railroad near Raymond, GA on the line between Columbus and Chattanooga.


A post office called Raymond was established in 1907, and remained in operation until 1980. The community was named after Mary Ray, the mother of its founder.

Roscoe is an unincorporated community in Coweta County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. The center of the community is located in the area of the intersection of Georgia State Route 70 (Roscoe Rd) with Hood Rd, Sewell Mill Rd, and Oliver Potts Rd near the local convenient store.


A post office called Roscoe was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1904. The community most likely was named after Roscoe Conkling (1829–1888), a United States Senator from New York who was active in Reconstruction-era politics.

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Senator Roscoe Conkling and Roscoe Gardens.

The Roscoe–Dunaway Gardens Historic District in Roscoe was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. S

Sargent is an unincorporated community in Coweta County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.


An old variant name was "Lodi". A post office called Lodi was established in 1835, and the name was changed to Sargent in 1892. 

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The present name is after brothers George and Captain H. J. Sargent, proprietors of a local cotton mill.
Thomas Crossroads

Thomas Crossroads is an unincorporated community in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. It is centered at the intersection of Georgia State Route 154 and Georgia State Route 34. It uses the addresses of nearby Sharpsburg and Newnan. No images found.

Notable people

Ellis Gibbs Arnall, governor of Georgia, 1943-1947

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William Yates Atkinson, governor of Georgia, 1894–1896; founded Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College & State University.

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Karsten Bailey, former National Football League (NFL) wide receiver with Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

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Enoch Marvin Banks, historian and educator.

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Cam Bedrosian, Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.

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Steve Bedrosian, former Major League baseball player;National League Cy Young Award winner in 1987.

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Eric Berry, football player for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Michael Bobinski, athletic director at Purdue University; lives in Senoia.

[Image: 87iipUN.jpeg] Former Tech AD.

Hamilton Bohannon, musician and record producer.

[Image: 7VPYsZz.jpeg] Drummer Jimmy Hendrix - Stevie Wonder

Jack Tarpley Camp Jr., jurist.

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Keith Brooking, football player for the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys.

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Erskine Caldwell, author of the novels Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre.

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Janet Dykman, Olympic archery champion.

[Image: IK72VON.jpeg] Stone Mountain Atlanta Games.

Lewis Grizzard, newspaper columnist, author and humorist.

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Brooke Hendrix, soccer player.

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Drew Hill, played for the pro football Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons.

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Sam Hose, African-American man who was brutally murdered by a lynch mob after accusations of murder, assault and rape.

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Alan Jackson, country music singer and musician.

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Joe M. Jackson, colonel, U.S. Air Force, Medal of Honor recipient.

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Calvin Johnson, former All-Pro NFL wide receiver with Detroit Lions, second selection of 2007 NFL Draft.

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Allan Kayser, actor.

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John Keith, former NFL player.

[Image: cpB28NK.jpg] Furman Hall of Fame.

Josh Andrew Koenig, actor.

[Image: N4TIir2.jpg]Richard "Boner" Stabone in Growing Pains.

Wil Lutz, NFL kicker with New Orleans Saints.

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Mary Lyndon, first woman to receive degree from University of Georgia.

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Bubba Pollard, ARCA Menards Series East, late model driver, construction worker.

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Monica, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.

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Warren Newson, played pro baseball for the Chicago White Sox.

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Alec Ogletree, NFL linebacker.

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Stephen W. Pless, major, U.S. Marine Corps, Medal of Honor recipient.

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Ralph Presley, airline pilot and politician.

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Mattiline Render, American track star.

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Rocky Roquemore, international golf course designer.

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Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, confidence man and crime boss.

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Lynn Smith, businesswoman, educator, and politician.

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Will Smith, MLB pitcher for the Houston Astros.

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Rusty Stevens, actor.

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Doug Stone , country music singer-songwriter.

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Charles Wadsworth, retired director of the Chamber Music Society at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Jerome Walton, former Major League baseball player; Rookie of the Year in the National League in 1989.

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Lynn Westmoreland, politician.

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Rutledge Wood, auto racing analyst and host of Top Gear.

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Marie Robinson Wright (1853–1914), journalist, traveler, historian, author.

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William C. Wright, congressman (1918–1933).

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Steve Young, pioneer country rock musician.

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Well, Coweta County and Newnan seem to be holding their own as a suburb of Atlanta. We travel further South for our next, mostly Historic State Park site. I do have basket of the largest Pine Cones I have seen and collected in Georgia from this site. But before we leave Coweta County, we do get to present our 3rd installment of Cow Eater Gals for the Coweta County Georgia Natural Wonder Girls.

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