2021 Virtual Tour Exclusives

NCHS Exclusive Virtual Tours

Stops #13- #16

For various reasons, these four historic locations - The Train Depot, Powell Chapel, the Newnan Lofts, and the Farmer Street Cemetery, cannot be toured this summer in person. However, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is providing an exclusive, inside look at four additional historical places with our 2021 bonus virtual tour exclusives! Make sure to follow all locations on social media to see when tours and events are available to the public! 

Stop #13:

Newnan Historical Train Depot

The location of the Historic Train Depot allowed Newnan to prosper as a manufacturing and industrial town, eventually establishing Newnan as one of the wealthiest towns per capita in the United States during the early 1900s. 

Name on National Register 

Cole Town District

(added 1982)



Stop #14: 

Powell Chapel School

Powell Chapel Church was an AME (African Methodist Episcopal) church built in 1879 and later used as a schoolhouse in the late 1890s. The original church was burned in 1907, and rebuilt in 1920.

Name on the National Register 

Powell Chapel School

(added 2003)

Stop #15:

Newnan Lofts

In 1888, the Newnan Cotton Mills corporation built a two-story, stone-and-brick mill along the Atlanta and West Point Railroad which has now been converted into the Newnan Lofts.

Name on National Register 

Newnan Cotton Mill 

and Mill Village



Stop #16: 

Farmer Street Cemetery

The Farmer Street Cemetery is a 19th and 20th century burial ground for African Americans operated by the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum. It is one of the biggest slave cemeteries in the South, and preservation work is ongoing..

Name on the National Register 

To be added soon!