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Newnan in Coweta County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coweta County

 
 
Coweta County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Wood, September 19, 2003
1. Coweta County Marker
Inscription. Coweta, an original county, was created by Acts of June 9, 1825 and Dec. 11, 1826 from Creek cessions of Jan. 24, 1826 and Mar. 31, 1826. It was named Coweta to perpetuate the fame of the head chief of the Coweta Towns, Gen. William McIntosh, half-blood Creek Indian. Gen. McIntosh, daring soldier and useful ally during the War with the British, was killed in his home by some of his own people after he signed the Treaty at Indian Springs, ceding land to the Whites. First officers of Coweta, commissioned May 15, 1827 were: Josiah B. Beal, Sheriff; John F. Beavers, Clk, Sup. Ct; Henry Taulett, Clk, Inf. Ct.; Irwin Baggett Surveyor; Shadrach Green, Coroner.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 038-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 22.493′ N, 84° 47.983′ W. Marker is in Newnan, Georgia, in Coweta County. Marker is at the intersection of East Court Street (U.S. 29) and North Court Street, on the left when traveling north on East Court Street. Touch for map. At the original Coweta County Courthouse (now the Coweta County Probate Court). Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Newnan GA 30263, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Coweta County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Richardson, April 27, 2008
2. Coweta County Marker
The Coweta County Courthouse is in the background. The Coweta County Marker is to the far left.
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 . . .
1. History of Coweta County. On the official Coweta County website. (Submitted on August 19, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. 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.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum & Research Center
92 Farmer Street
Newnan, GA 30263
770-683-7055

Focusing mainly on the African American History of Coweta County, the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research
Old Coweta Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
3. Old Coweta Courthouse
The Old Coweta County Courthouse as the restoration neared completion in the Summer of 2010. The trees which once stood in front of the Courthouse were removed.
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.

 
Categories. Notable EventsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Refurbished Marker in new location to right of Civil War statue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2016
4. Refurbished Marker in new location to right of Civil War statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Dianne Wood of Newnan, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 44 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.
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