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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Newnan, GA


Coweta County court house in Newnam
While traveling on business today, I had the opportunity to stop off and spend a little time in historic Newnan, GANewnan is located about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.  Although the population has grown considerably in the past 10 to 15 years, Newnan still manages to maintain it's small town feel and southern charm.  That charm is due in no small part to the fact that many of it's antebellum homes and buildings still remain in all their glory.  They were unaffected by the unfortunate events that took place at the close of the Civil War just 30 miles away in Atlanta. Luckily for the residents Newnan, they were untouched by Sherman's murderous March to the Sea that started in Chattanooga, then proceeded south to Atlanta destroying many smaller towns along the way. Incidentally, one of those towns was my home town, Big Shanty, which is now known as Kennesaw.  Today Newnan is a thriving community steeped in history. It's certainly worth spending time exploring.


Painted horses on display in downtown Newnan - there are 25 in total, but here are just a few for your enjoyment.



3 comments:

  1. As a Louisiana native, I appreciate your use of Oak Alley Plantation on your header. I just popped over from Daily Prep and have enjoyed your blog. Count me in as a follower!
    Thank you!

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  2. As a Louisiana native, I appreciate your use of Oak Alley Plantation on your header. I just popped over from Daily Prep and have enjoyed your blog. Count me in as a follower!
    Thank you!

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  3. Thank you Not Scarlett! Welcome and I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. It was very gracious of Muffy to offer to post links to little blogs like mine in her comments section. Even though I'm a proud Georgian, nothing says southern charm to me like Oak Alley. I plan to head over to Vacherie in the fall for another visit - its been too long!

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