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Coweta County

County Description, Neighborhoods, County Information, Chamber of Commerce, Property Taxes, Public Education, Utilities and Contacts, Helpful Links

County Description

Established in 1826 by settlers migrating westward from the Carolinas and Virginia, Coweta's initial fortunes were raised from investors in the railroad and from cotton farming during the mid-1800s. Evidence of this prosperity may be seen to date in the architecture of Coweta's historic antebellum, Victorian and classical revival style homes. These homes were spared destruction during the civil war because many served as hospitals serving both union and confederate soldiers. Several areas of this diverse county are revered on the National Historic Register.

Located 40 minutes south of downtown Atlanta in the southwest quadrant of metropolitan Atlanta, Coweta is known for its classic southern hospitality, famous literary residents, as the film-shooting locale of many top-grossing movies, historical landmarks and for its positive business environment. Over 8,500 inhabitants are employed by Coweta's varied industrial base-comprising close to 100 industries. The area serves as the southeastern distribution center for K-Mart and Eckerd Drugs. The site of the first North American manufacturing plant for Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd, Shenandoah Industrial and Business Park, located at I-85 and GA 34, is one of the largest business parks in metropolitan Atlanta. In Newnan, the county seat, home prices in new subdivisions range from the $60s to the $80s.

Coweta County Neighborhoods

Photo courtesy of GDITT.
Affordable housing as well as vast cultural and educational opportunities attract families from around the world to call Newnan home.

Named in memoriam of General Daniel Newnan, former Georgia Secretary of State and a United States Congressman, Newnan was established as the county seat in 1828. City streets, named after notable historic Americans, are laid out in a nine-block grid pattern, centralized around the business district's downtown courthouse. Immortalized in the book Murder in Coweta County, the courthouse has been sited in many movies and television programs.

Presently, the downtown square is inhabited by locally owned restaurants and merchants, which serve Newnan's population of over 16,200 and area visitors.

Newnan's two hospitals facilitate the health care needs for Coweta and surrounding counties.

While historians banter about how the name of this quaint, rural town originated, history is clear on Senoia's importance as a cross location of the Savannah, Griffin and North Alabama railroads during the post civil war era-transporting products such as cotton and peaches. Incorporated as a city in 1866, Senoia's local attractions include a multitude of bed and breakfast inn's, antique shops, historic tours, and Riverwood Studios-the locale where Fried Green Tomatoes and The War were filmed.

County Information

Median household income

Median age of residents


Sales tax

Chamber of Commerce

Newnan - Coweta County Chamber of Commerce

Property Taxes

The property tax rate per $1,000 is:

Tax Commissioner: 770-254-2670

Public Education

Coweta County Schools Board of Education

Elementary Schools 16
Middle Schools 5
High Schools 4
Alternative 1
Per-pupil expenditures $5,526.74
School & bus information 770-254-2820

Avg SAT Scores* (Verbal/Math)
Cowetta Co. (501/508)
Georgia (491/489)
National (506/514)

*Note: most students take the SAT whether they go on to higher education or not.

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Private Education

The Heritage School

Utilities and Contacts

Coweta-Fayette EMC 770-502-0226
Georgia Power 770-253-2263
Newnan Utilities 770-683-5516

Scana Energy

Bell South Telephone & Telegraph 404-780-2355


Coweta County Water and Sewer 770-254-3710
Newnan Utilities 770-683-5516


Charter Communication 770-253-8328
AT&T Broadband 770-599-2000

Newnan Hospital 770-253-2330
Emory Peachtree Regional Hospital 770-253-1912

Helpful Links

Coweta County

Clayton Chamber of Commerce


Clayton County Schools

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