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Coweta County, Georgia

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Official Website

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. Coweta County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people), who had several towns in and around the present-day county.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Grantville
  • Haralson
  • Moreland
  • Newnan
  • Palmetto (part)
  • Senola
  • Sharpsburg
  • Turin

Other Communities: Blackjack, Corinth (part), Dresden, East Newnan, Gloverton, Raymond, Roscoe, Sargent and Thomas Crossroads



Coweta County Courthouse

William Leonard Crowder Home

Catalpa Plantation

Hollberg Hotel

Mary Ray Memorial School

Murder in Coweta County (1948)