What to see & do in Coweta County

What to see and do in Coweta County Part 1: The Old Courthouse Square

Old Newnan Courthouse illuminated at night
Old Newnan Courthouse illuminated at night

What is there to see and do in Coweta County Georgia? The short answer is “plenty!”

Coweta County Georgia offers everything from pristine natural beauty to a wide variety of  shopping and dining opportunities! Add to that some Civil War history, local music legends, and of course a lot of movie magic.

Newnan Carnegie Library and the City of Home Sign 001
Newnan Carnegie Library 001

The natural starting point for any Coweta County adventure is historic Newnan. Newnan has five entire districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Downtown Newnan is one of them!

It is there that you will find the Coweta County Visitors Center. It is located in the Old Historic Courthouse right in the center of town on the aptly named Courthouse Square. In the Visitors Center you can get more information about Newnan, other cities in the county, Coweta County in General and also attractions in nearby counties. There are plenty of brochures and pamphlets available for free and a friendly attendant can answer all of your questions and help you find your way around the county.

From there you can take a short stroll around the Square and enjoy the historic architecture that now houses quaint shops and delightful restaurants.

Newnan Downtown North side of the Old Courthouse Square 004
Newnan Downtown 004

The old preserved façade of the Alamo Theater now fronts a public house and gathering place. Just beyond you can find a coffee house or sample some locally brewed adult beverages.

Newnan also once boasted a Carnegie Library, which has be completely renovated and is now managed by the city of Newnan and provided library-like services to visitors and area residents alike.

Restaurant choices as of the writing of this article include Thai, Mexican, Pizza, Southern, and classic American Cuisine.

From the Square you can choose to extend your walk to Greenville Street State Park, First Avenue Park or to Temple Avenue Park. You can enjoy all of the beautiful homes along the tree-lined streets of Downtown Newnan!


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