July Events

Coweta celebrates history and heritage

Events are set three weekends in July to celebrate Coweta's civic and religious heritage and to peer through a window in time to see what might have been happening the night after the Battle of Brown's Mill.

America's Civil War came to Georgia in May 1864 and to Coweta on July 30, 1864.

History Month will begin with a study of maps, including the earliest survey of the county and maps of downtown Newnan dating back to the mid-1800s.

Church history and Sacred Harp singing will be the focus of the third weekend – stroll around Newnan’s downtown Court Square area to learn about Coweta's early church history.

A reenactment of the “Night after the Battle of Brown's Mill” is scheduled for the fourth weekend, July 26. This event will be held at the battlefield historic site on Millard Farmer Road south of Newnan and is a ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Center in the Historic Courthouse, downtown Newnan. Tickets are $15 and a tour time must be selected: 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Parking will be at the battlefield historic site.

The lineup:

July Events/Coweta County History Month

• July 12 – The history of Coweta County in maps and photos, at 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, downtown Newnan, free, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• July 19 – Church History Day, around the Court Square in downtown Newnan, free. Learn history of 34 early churches in Coweta County (1826-1880).

• July 20 – Sacred Harp Singing, 1904 Coweta County Courthouse, downtown Newnan, free. Reservations required, 770-254-2627.

• July 26 – A Window into the Past: The Night After the Battle of Brown’s Mill, at Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, 155 Millard Farmer Rd. south of Newnan. Advance sales only. Purchase tickets a Coweta County Visitors Bureau, 1904 Courthouse, downtown Newnan. Evening tours 5, 6:30, 8, and 9:30 p.m.; $15 per person. Park at historic site.



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