Newnan, Georgia






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A Taste of Newnan, Georgia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT NEWNAN?

  1. Newnan is a city in, and the county seat of, Coweta County, Georgia, about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. Newnan is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, with an estimated population of 27,097 in 2006 and 33,293 in July 2008. According to the 2010 census, 33,039 people live in Newnan, and it grew 103.4% since 2000.

  2. Newnan was host to the trial in 1948 of wealthy landowner John Wallace, the first white man in the south to be condemned to death by the testimony of African Americans, two field hands who were made to help with burning the body of murdered white sharecropper Wilson Turner. These events were portrayed in the novel Murder in Coweta County. The film version starred Johnny Cash, Andy Griffith, and June Carter.

  3. The city is home to one of the few Georgia counties with a museum that focuses mainly on African American history. The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center, or Caswell House, was opened in July 2003 in a donated mill village house once owned by Ruby Caswell. The museum sits on Farmer St. on an old, unmarked, slave cemetery. It has collected hundreds of family genealogical records by interviewing residents and going through the census records. The museum also houses the Coweta Census Indexes from 1870 to 1920. The first black library in the county was the Sara Fisher Brown Library. Built in the 1950s, the library has since been converted into the Community Action For Improvement Center. The "Farmer Street Cemetery" is the largest slave cemetery in the south, and may be the largest undisturbed in the Nation. It is in the city limits of Newnan and was recently cleaned up again in August and September 2011.

  4. The median income for a household in the city was $36,142, and the median income for a family was $43,243.

  5. The NBC series I'll Fly Away was filmed in Newnan from 19911993.

  6. Many scenes from the Lifetime Channel series Drop Dead Diva are filmed in Newnan.

  7. The Fat Boy Chronicles, a movie about overcoming obesity, was filmed in Newnan High School in summer of 2010. Students were invited to take part as extras in the movie.

Radio Stations
WKEU 88.9 FM The Rock, GA Oldies
WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta, GA Variety
WMVW 91.7 FM Peachtree City, GA Religious
WZGC 92.9 FM Atlanta, GA Sports
WVFJ 93.3 FM Manchester, GA Christian Contemporary
WSTR 94.1 FM Smyrna, GA Top-40
WWPW 96.1 FM Atlanta, GA Top-40
WUMJ 97.5 FM Fayetteville, GA Urban Contemporary
WMGP 98.1 FM Hogansville, GA Classic Hits
WWWQ 99.7 FM Atlanta, GA Top-40
WPZE 102.5 FM Mableton, GA Gospel Music
WVEE 103.3 FM Atlanta, GA Urban Contemporary
WALR 104.1 FM Greenville, GA Rhythmic Oldies
WYAY 106.7 FM Gainesville, GA News
WHTA 107.9 FM Hampton, GA Hip Hop

WQEE 99.1 FM - Minority Owned Radio Station in Historic Downtown Newnan, Georgia playing all of the greatest hits from the 1970's

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Demographics of Newnan, Georgia

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

54.08%

42.15%

0.20%

0.73%

4.96%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Newnan, Georgia

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Businesses in Newnan, Georgia


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. BB African Hairbraiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 10 Lakeside Way, Newnan, GA 30265 (404) 782-1346

  2. Eboni Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 27 Wedgewood Dr, Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 252-3621

  3. w.daly Salon Spa -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Specialized In: African-American Hair - 374 Newnan Crossing Byp Newnan, GA 30265 (770) 486-7222  - (reviews)

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RECREATION

  1. Joyful Events Fishing Charter Trips and Beach Resort Outings -  Category: Fishing -   One Day Get-a-way Fishing Charter Trips Beginners thru experts and Beach Resort Outings to Georgia Coast, Atlantic Ocean, Lakes, Florida Coast, Gulf Of Mexico, Panama City Beach Florida Monday thur Saturday for all and Groups of 10, 15, 20, 30, 44. Roundtrip ground coach, bus transportation depart Atlanta and Georgia metro areas to fishing boat and beach outing. Review "Fishing From Georgia Videos" and Joyful Events Photo Gallery, For Group Rates Call 770 502 9560, www.fishingfromgeorgia.net or www.joyfulevents...8 fun hours at it's best...   - 560 Ishman Ballard Road Newnan, GA (770) 502-9560  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   Serving the Newnan Area. (770) 252-1055   - (visit website)

  2. C & C Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   8 Savannah St., Newnan, GA, 30263 (770) 252-9910

  3. Mother's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   33 E Broad St Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 683-3033  - (reviews)

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City of Newnan, GA Video Brochure

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CHURCHES



  1. All Souls Church of God In Christ -   688 Highway 29 N Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 251-9343

  2. Greater Mt Zion AME Church -   12 Richard Allen Dr Newnan, GA 30263 (770) 683-4691

  3. Wesley Chapel AME Church -   4825 Happy Valley Cir Newnan, GA 30263-4061 (770) 253-8878   - (visit website)

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