The town of Newnan was named for General Daniel Newnan, Secretary of State for Georgia and US Congressman. Settled in 1828, the land was originally home to the Creek Indian Nation's Coweta Tribe. Once a major cotton-shipping hub, Newnan swiftly became a draw for lawyers, doctors, merchants and other professionals seeking prosperity.
Today, it is a thriving municipality still focused on growth but with roots still firmly planted in the values and community cooperation the town was built on. While the local economy thrives, this relaxed community also knows how to enjoy themselves. In addition to the numerous museums and historical buildings to view and explore, Newnan enjoys fine dining, theater and shopping. Major franchise companies have found their way to Newnan to make it convenient to never have to leave; Dillard's, JC Penney's, Kohl's, Belk's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, TJ Max, BJ's, Lowe's, Best Buy, Home Depot and Wal-Mart, just to name a few. Locally owned and renovated downtown shops and restaurants bring additional economical growth while lending to the community appeal both for visitors and residents.
Newnan is host to numerous festivals and events each year. Labor Day festivities, the Spring Tour of Homes, the Powers Crossroads County Fair and Magnolia Blossom Festival are all eagerly anticipated each year as local traditions. Lots of open green space and city parks feature sporting and fitness facilities shared by the community. Walking and biking trails, picnic areas, swimming, fishing and boating areas are just a few of the amenities locals can take advantage of all year round.
A fine place to raise children, spend your retirement, and every day in between, generations of families are found in Newnan, as once you come here, you won't ever find a reason to leave. Focused on maintaining its rich history and community values while nurturing controlled growth, Newnan is a wonderful place to live, work and play.