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“Not Born Here, But Got Here as Fast as I Could”
Review of Downtown Newnan

Downtown Newnan
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Newnan
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Owner description: There are few places in the United States that have retained their link to the past as Coweta County and Newnan, Georgia have. From the settlement of the town in 1828 to the new millennium, Newnan has kept the heart of Coweta beating with a firm grasp on its rich and colorful history, while looking forward and embracing the future.
Reviewed 17 October 2013

As a 35 year resident of Newnan (raised in Chicago), I am proud of my adopted hometown. While Newnan is no longer small, it still has a small town feel. The city fathers and residents figured out about 20 years ago that small towns have to grow or die. They attracted businesses, and the traffic, darn it, while managing to keep a balance between the our proud heritage of a Civil War hospital town and the modern. When I first moved to Newnan, the square rolled up the sidewalks at dusk, and after noon on Wednesday's. The square was pretty dead then. I do miss Kessler's Dept. Store (now Golden's), the pawn shop, Johnson's Hardware (now the Piedmont fitness center), and especially Mansour's and seeing movies at the Alamo. All of these buildings have been saved and re-purposed, and the square comes alive after dark. The courthouse, our crown jewel, has been refurbished to it's original turn of the 20th century state, and is well worth seeing. It compares well to any county seat in the South. People will wave to you on the country roads, and will say hello on the street. That takes some getting used to and I miss it when I travel. There is nearly always some special event going on the weekends. The square is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon browsing and and eating. It is vibrant after dark as well.

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"small town"
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"redneck gourmet"
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"courthouse square"
in 9 reviews
"southern town"
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"walking dead"
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"shops and restaurants"
in 8 reviews
"market days"
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"carnegie library"
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"interesting shops"
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"red neck"
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"local artists"
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"great food"
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"store windows"
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"night life"
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"main street"
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"every month"
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"antebellum homes"
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We happened to stay in Newnan overnight and decided to travel downtown. The restaurants and art galleries were open until 9 PM as it was the art walk. Each gallery offered beverages and snacks as patrons roamed in and out. Many people were out that Friday evening enjoying the shops and restaurants. The town hall is an exquisite building and the town has an interesting history. Loved gazing at the older homes.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Very well maintained town with beautiful homes. Family atmosphere in the local restaurants. Be sure and tour the courthouse. recently restored to its original décor.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Downtown Newnan, a small town resembling various other small towns around the country with a local coffee shop, general store, and a bar, but this place is special due to the sense of community present here. Sure, the coffee shop, Espresso Lane, is homy with it's small concerts, wide varieties of tea, and friendly staff, the general store continues to offer the same quality it has for decades, and the bar, The Almo, offers an escape from the stresses of life, but it's the nice people in the Redneck Gourmet that know your order, the small business saturdays, and the people in this town that all come to offer their respects to a friendly soul that wandered the streets of this town at a funeral that make this town great.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Grew up in Newnan and there have been many changes - but when you come don't forget to come to Downtown Newnan, many places to eat and neat and cool places to shop. A great local theater group, check out their schedule.

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