Facts About Newnan GA

Facts About Newnan GA 

Geography: 

  • Approximately 19.5 square miles (640 acres per square mile)
  • Approximately 35 miles south west of Atlanta on Interstate 85
  • County seat for Coweta County GA
  • A settlement known as Bullsboro was the first county seat
  • Newnan GA is home to an estimated 33,039 people

 Local Government: 

  • Council/Manager Form of Government
  • Mission Statement: to provide cost effective programs and services, while continually focusing on preserving and enhancing the quality of life that is enjoyed by all our citizens
  • Mayor elected citywide and six council members from four districts and two superdistricts who all serve four year terms; Elections held in odd years
  • Official policy for the city is set by this elected body
  • City Manager runs the daily operations of the city

 Accolades: for full list please download here

  • Certified City of Ethics
  • Tree City USA
  • City of Excellence
  • Distinguished Budget Awards

 Miscellaneous: 

  • Sister City:  Ayr, Scotland
  • Six Historic Districts:  Cole Town, Platinum Point, Greenville-LaGrange, College-Temple, Cotton Mill and Mill Village, Downtown Business
  • In the mid 1800’s, Newnan GA was known as one of the wealthiest cities in the country!
  • College Temple was the first college to offer a Master of Arts degree to women
  • Two Georgia Governors were from Newnan:  Ellis Arnall and William Atkinson
  • The Coweta County GA courthouse is well known to visitors as the site of the murder trial of John Wallace, which is immortalized in the book Murder In Coweta County GA by Margaret Ann Barnes
  • Civil War General Joe Wheeler’s headquarters can still be found at 87 LaGrange Street
  • Hometown to many famous people:  Writer and Humorist Lewis Grizzard ( Moreland) , Illustrator David Boyd, International Classical Pianist Charles Wadsworth, Country Music Superstar Alan Jackson, Novelist Erskine Caldwell, Country Music Star Doug Stone, Author Margaret Ann Barnes, Medal of Honor winners Joe Jackson and Stephen Pless, and many others!