"Fran's Newnan Page" Newnan by fa330

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175 YEARS!!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEWNAN:
Newnan was first settled in 1828 and was named for a soldier, General Daniel Newnan from North Carolina. He later became GA Secretary of State and a US Congressman. Once Newnan was established, lawyers, doctors, and merchants began conducting business in the new town. Newnan prospered at the turn of the century due to the success of the cotton industry, and the town's leading citizens invested in the railroad during the mid 1800's. This brought economic prosperity to the town and established Newnan as one of the wealthiest towns per capita in the United States. A passenger railroad line to Newnan was opened in 1851.
The Civil War came closest to Newnan in July 1864, when the battle of Brown's Mill occurred three miles South of town, resulting in the defeat of Federal forces. College Temple was used during the war as a hospital for wounded Confederate and Union troops as were the courthouse and local churches. Newnan was spared some of the ravages of the Civil War, and many historic homes still line the streets of Newnan, known today as the "City of Homes".
Info taken from: www.ci.newnan.ga.us/newnanhistory.htm.

Recently Newnan celebrated its 175th anniversary!

I think this church is so pretty!

  • Last visit to Newnan: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 14, 2003
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 2:43 PM

    What a great looking town! Thanks for sharing.

  • Radiomom's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2004 at 1:20 PM

    Interesting page -- we're looking for a place to retire with a cool little town, not too far from a major airport (couple hours).

  • musbars's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 2:21 PM

    Hi Fran. I love your Newnan page. We were living in Newnan just across of that house you have picture. Now it is on sale, we mooved to Ft.Lauderdale. We are going back there this weekend just to see our friends. have a nice day.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 6:33 AM

    Hi Fran! Happy birthday to you! I see, your hometown is very nice :)

  • primoz015's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2004 at 9:33 AM

    Nice homepage , nice place Cheers from Slovenia

  • Sakura_Kobe's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 7:19 AM

    Hi, Wonderful page. It's a beautiful city.

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2003 at 10:38 AM

    There's something about a small country town that apeals to me. Lovely hometown you have.

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2003 at 12:46 PM

    What a lovely home town!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2003 at 11:13 AM

    Great page! Wonderful Tips & photos!! Love old historic homes, hot weather & beaches!! :-)

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2003 at 10:20 AM

    Great page about your hometown!.I liked specially your Historic Homes travelogue amazed pictures!!!

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