KEN & DONNA PARKER - BUSH REAL ESTATE GROUP
Newnan, GA Information
(Much of the information below is provided courtesy of the Newnan City website.)
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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This website last updated 12/13/2017.
The real estate listings in Georgia MLS are updated continuously.
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.