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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newnan, Georgia

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Newnan is the county seat for Coweta County
Newnan is in Coweta County
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1 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — "The Big Raid"Brown's Mill Battlefield
You are standing on an old farm road where, on July 30, 1864, Union cavalrymen sweltering on tired horses were hurrying toward the Chattahoochee River. Confederate cavalrymen were hiding near the end of the road waiting for them. As the Yankees . . . Map (db m94659) HM
2 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 038-2 — Battle of Brown's Mill
On July 27, 1864, Brig. Gen. E. M. McCook with 3,600 Federal calvary began a raid to destroy railroads south of Atlanta and release 32,000 Federal prisoners at Andersonville. Three miles south of Newnan on July 30th, Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler with . . . Map (db m10494) HM
3 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 038-1 — Birthplace of a Confederate Hero<------<<<<
William Thomas Overby was born on this site in the 1840s. He enlisted May 31, 1861, in Co. A, 7th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Later served with the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Rangers, and participated in many raids . . . Map (db m32064) HM
4 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Col. Joe M. Jackson
. . . Map (db m94645) HM WM
5 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 038-5 — Confederate Dead
Here are buried 268 Confederate soldiers, most of whom died of wounds or disease in the several Confederate hospitals located in Newnan. Some were killed in the battle fought south of here, July 30, 1864. Due to the efficiency of the local . . . Map (db m32133) HM
6 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 038-3 — Confederate Hospitals
In Newnan between 1862 and 1865 were seven Confederate hospitals - Bragg, Buckner, "College Temple", "Coweta House," Foard, Gamble and Pinson's Springs. More than 10,000 Confederate sick and wounded and about 200 Federal soldiers wounded in the . . . Map (db m10492) HM
7 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 038-4 — Coweta County
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, . . . Map (db m10497) HM
8 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Coweta County Confederate Monument
(Front of base) Our Confederate dead, whom power could not corrupt, whom death could not terrify, whom defeat could not dishonor. (Back of base) It is not in mortals to command success. But they did more, . . . Map (db m94656) WM
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9 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Coweta County VFW Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Coweta County who served on foreign soil, air, and seas while defending America's freedomMap (db m94646) WM
10 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Coweta County World War I Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Coweta County, who served their country in the Great War for world—wide liberty, and in memory of the following who gave their lives 1917     1919 Brook, Robert A. • Lee, Tommie . . . Map (db m94672) WM
11 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Gen. Jos. Wheeler, C.S.A.
Routed Gen. E. M. McCook, U.S.A. July 30, 1864 Capturing 500 of his menMap (db m58770) HM
12 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 38-3 — Governor Ellis Gibbs Arnall(1907-1992)
Ellis Gibbs Arnall was born in Newnan on March 20, 1907, and was one of the most influential and progressive Governors in Georgia’s history. After serving in the state legislature and as Georgia's Attorney General, Arnall was Georgia’s Governor . . . Map (db m48437) HM
13 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — 38-2 — Governor William Yates Atkinson(1854-1899)
Born in Meriwether County, William Yates Atkinson settled in Newnan after receiving a law degree from the University of Georgia in 1877. Elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1886, he served four terms in the House, becoming Speaker in 1892. . . . Map (db m48436) HM
14 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — In MemoriamBrown's Mill Battlefield
On June 17, 1908, a small group of ladies from Chapter 599 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy gathered at this place with a few Confederate veterans to dedicate a monument to "the only battle of the Civil War fought in Coweta county." . . . Map (db m94669) HM
15 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — In Memory of General Daniel Newnan1780-1851
In Memory of General Daniel Newnan Veteran of the War of 1812 Major-General Georgia Milita 3rd. Div. 1817 Secretary of State 1825–1827 United States Congressman 1831–1833 Newnan . . . Map (db m94647) HM
16 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Maj. Stephen W. Pless
. . . Map (db m94644) HM WM
17 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — McCook's RaidBrown's Mill Battlefield
Before dawn on July 27, 1864, Yankee buglers sounded "Boots and Saddles." At Mayson's Church just west of Atlanta, McCook's 1,600 cavalrymen mounted their horses and crossed a pontoon bridge spanning the Chattahoochee River at Turner's Ferry. . . . Map (db m94660) HM
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18 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — The Battle of Brown's Mill: AftermathBrown's Mill Battlefield
The Battle of Brown's Mill killed or wounded about 100 of McCook's men. Wheeler's casualties probably numbered fewer than 50. "The dead lay around us on every side, singly and in groups and piles; men and horses, - in some cases, apparently . . . Map (db m94668) HM
19 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — The Battle of Brown's Mill: Detour to BattleBrown's Mill Battlefield
Anxious to avoid a fight, McCook left the 8th Indiana to contend with the Confederates at the depot while the rest of his command detoured south on the East Newnan Road. Upon reaching Land Lot 38, near Turkey Creek, the column veered to the . . . Map (db m94662) HM
20 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — The Battle of Brown's Mill: Ride for the RiverBrown's Mill Battlefield
Ashby's ambush and Wheeler's headlong assault cut McCook's column to pieces. Most of the raiders dismounted south of the present-day Millard Farmer Road, rallying around a section of the 18th Indiana Battery, which unlimbered next to a log . . . Map (db m94665) HM
21 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — Wheeler's PursuitBrown's Mill Battlefield
Alarmed at Wheeler's approach and puzzled by Stoneman's absence, McCook conferred with his officers. Some wanted to turn back. Others urged him to ride completely around the Confederate army. After listening to their arguments, McCook issued . . . Map (db m94661) HM
22 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — William McIntoshthe Creek Indian Chief
To commemorate the courage and fidelity of the Creek Indian Chief William McIntosh In his youth he shielded pioneers, during the Revolution, from hostile tribes. He attained distinction in the War of 1812 and . . . Map (db m94643) HM
23 Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan — William Thomas Overby
In Memory of William Thomas Overby Confederate Hero. Enlisted May 31, 1861, Co. A. 7th Ga. Infantry. Wounded at Second Manassas Aug. 30, 1862. Then joined Co. D, 43rd Batln. Mosby's Rangers. Raided within Federal lines to . . . Map (db m70865) HM WM
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Sep. 21, 2023