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Newnan, GA Information

(Much of  the information below is provided courtesy of the Newnan City website.)

Newnan Today

Newnan residents maintain a great sense of pride for the city they call home. With a population of about 27,000, Newnan is a center of planned growth and activity for the west central Georgia region.

Culture and Activities

With a lively arts center and theatre company, active historical society, energetic recreation department and modern library, Newnan has plenty of cultural activities to keep its residents busy. Main Street Newnan organizes planned seasonal activities throughout the year. From the laid-back events such as the Spring Tour of Homes and the Homemade Ice Cream Festival to the air of excitement during the annual Fourth of July and Christmas parades, life in Newnan always has something to offer to its residents. See the community activities calendar for a complete list of scheduled events.


The beautiful and affordable housing in and around Newnan as well as a wide variety of cultural and educational opportunities attract families and businesses from around the United States and the world. The area’s housing offers a balance of well-preserved historical charm and modem, carefully planned developments in a wide range, of prices.


The influx of new businesses into the Newnan area, both retail and industrial, is creating an exciting and affluent local economy Newnan’s rapid yet controlled growth, convenient proximity to Atlanta and diverse amenities and labor force nurture a thriving market for new businesses. 

With a keen sense of its history, Newnan maintains preservation of the old, while planning for its future growth. Newnan has found a perfect balance between fast-paced growth and a sense of small town community living.

Newnan History

The land that is now Coweta County was named for Chief William McIntosh of the Coweta Tribe of the Creek Indian Nation. Newnan, the county seat, was first settled in 1828. Newnan is named for North Carolina Native, General Daniel Newnan, who was a soldier and later became Georgia Secretary of State and a United States Congressman. Once Newnan was established as a town, lawyers, doctors, and merchants began conducting busi­ness in the new town. The city was laid out in a grid pattern with a nine block central business district, the center of which was the court­house. The streets were named for such famous Americans as Jackson, Jefferson, Washington and Madison.  

Due in part to the success of the cotton industry, Newnan prospered at the turn of the centu­ry. Newnan’s leading citizens invested in the railroad during the mid l800’s. This brought economic prosperity to the town and estab­lished Newnan as one of the wealthiest towns per capita in the United States. The passenger railroad line to Newnan was opened in 1851. Established as a saw mill in 1850, The R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company won major con­struction contracts and was the contractor for a majority of the homes built in Newnan from the l880’s until after the turn of the century. In the l890’s, the water works was built and Newnan installed electric street lamps. During this time, brick buildings replaced the last wood framed structures on the square. 

The Civil War came closest to Newnan in July 1864, when the battle of Brown’s Mill occurred three miles south of town, resulting in the defeat of Federal forces under the com­mand of General E.M. McCook by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler. 

College Temple - the first college to offer a Master of Arts degree to women  was used in the War Between the States as a hospital for wound­ed Confederate and Union troops as were the courthouse and local churches. Newnan was spared some of the ravages of the Civil War, and many his­toric homes, including General Wheeler’s headquarters, still line the streets of Newnan, known today as the “City of Homes”. 

In the heart of Newnan’s Downtown Commercial District, the Coweta County courthouse is an excellent example of Neo­Greek Revival architecture. The dome, which rises more than 100 feet, features clocks on all four sides. A bell in the tower announces each hour to the downtown area quaint chimes. 

The Coweta County courthouse is well known to visitors as the site of the trial of John Wallace, the first white man convicted and condemned to death in the south on the testimony of a black man. The murder trial was immortalized in the book Murder In Coweta County by Newnan native Margaret Anne Barnes. Her book was later made into a television movie starring Andy Griffith and Johnny Cash.  

Newnan Parks

The City of Newnan maintains 10 well-equipped parks. 

 City of Newnan Website

Newnan has a new website at The City of Newnan, providing additional city information and many links to items of interest.

Newnan and Summergrove

On the eastern edge of Newnan's city limits is located a 2,500 home community called Summergrove. The Summergrove Community was developed by Pathways Communities, the developer of nearby Peachtree City which is  arguably the most successful masterplan community ever built. Pathways Communities began the development of Summergrove in 1999 and today there are 2,500 homes. A highly-detailed presentation of Summergrove may be viewed at Summergrove Information.

Newnan and Summergrove Real Estate

Ken Parker of the New Century Realty Group specializes in Newnan and Summergrove real estate. Bringing 26 years real estate experience and local knowledge to the table, he can help you in the purchase or sale of any kind of real property.

Search for Newnan & Summergrove Real Estate

Search for Summergrove real estate and Newnan homes for sale. Using the links below or the buttons in the left column, you may search the entire Georgia Multiple Listing Service (MLS). It's always complete and up to date. Summergrove homes may be located with a Subdivision Search, while Newnan homes are found using the City Search.

There is no need to search for properties using multiple websites -- all active listings are right here at this website. Use the Automatic Search if you want to receive automatic e-mail notifications for new listings that match your needs.

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Search the entire Georgia MLS from this website. Find all of the Peachtree City homes listed for sale and all Summergrove / Newnan real estate listings here.


See my online Relocation Package for a weath of information about the Peachtree City area, including Newnan and Summergrove.


The Guide Covering Coweta and Fayette Counties

See The Guide, an online magazine, all about living in the Peachtree City and Newnan area.


Click on ClubCorp Local Golf Courses to learn why the Peachtree City and the Newnan area is rightly called a "Golfer's Mecca."


Visit Boards of Education and review the school reports for Fayette and Coweta County. 


See Health Care for hospital and  medical services available in the Newnan and Peachtree City area.


See Local Activities for things to do in the Peachtree City and Newnan area.


Contact Information

If you have an interest in buying or selling a Peachtree City GA home or Newnan Georgia real estate, including Summergrove, or just need additional information, please give us a call or send us an e-mail.

Ken Parker

678-480-3859  Cell / Text  E-mail

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Donna Parker

678-478-4383  Cell / Text  E-mail

License: 363054


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Company Information

Bush Real Estate Group

37 Calumet Parkway, Building M

Newnan, GA 30263

770-254-9400  Corporate Office

Broker License: H-63015 Broker 


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This website is about the entire Peachtree City GA Region, Peachtree City homes and real estate, homes for sale and real estate for sale throughout all of Fayette and Coweta County, Georgia. Serving including the towns of Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Sharpsburg, Newnan, Tyrone, Senoia, and the masterplan community of Summergrove (developed by Pathways Communities). Information is provided by Ken Parker, real estate agent having over 20 years prior experience with RE/MAX Around Atlanta Results before affiliating with the Bush Real Estate Group. Return to this website often for up-to-date Georgia MLS listings, property information, homes for sale, and Peachtree City, Newnan, and Summergrove real estate related local information.






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