While traveling on business today, I had the opportunity to stop off and spend a little time in historic Newnan, GA. Newnan 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.