Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 038-4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1862.
Location. 33° 22.493′ N, 84° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coweta County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Governor William Yates Atkinson (a few steps from this marker); Coweta County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of General Daniel Newnan (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Hospitals (a few steps from this marker); Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Brown's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Joe M. Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newnan.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Coweta County Georgia. This page has various links to also help African Americans research their family history. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia.)
1. The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum & Research Center
92 Farmer Street
Focusing mainly on the African American History of Coweta County, the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center was opened in July 2003. Since then, it has collected hundreds of family genealogical records by interviewing residents and researching local census records. Within the museum are Coweta County Census Indexes from 1870 to 1920. They also have access to other census records. It is located close to the downtown area at 92 Farmer Street, 1/4 mile from the Chamber of Commerce.
Contributing Correspondent Diane Wood volunteers Monday and Wednesday every week (except holidays) at the Museum and Research Center. She is there to help anyone, from any state or country, research their family histories.
— Submitted August 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,024 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia. 2. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on May 17, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 4. submitted on May 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.