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McRitchie-Hollis Museum

74 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263

Tue - Friday: 10am - 4pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm

*NCHS Members and Non-Members can pick up their passport at this location

Historical Overview: The McRitchie-Hollis Museum promotes the stories, education, and history of Coweta County and it's citizens. The museum is located inside the renovated 1937, two-story home of historically prominent Newnan family, Ellis and Mildred Peniston. The museum is transitioning to an exhibits museum with a whole new interior look by the end of the year. 

Hillcrest Chapel

1 Bullsboro, Newnan, GA 30263

Mon - Friday: 9am - 5pm

*NCHS Members and Non-Members can pick up their passport at this location

Historical Overview: The Willcoxon-Arnall House, c. 1852, is a brick Greek Revival house that currently houses Hillcrest Chapel. It has Doric columns, unusual in Georgia and it is the only remaining brick antebellum house in Newnan. It served as a plantation pre- and post Civil War. After changing owners many times, in 1953 it became and remains to this day a beautiful funeral home. 

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Willie Lynch Park

23 Richard Allen Drive, Newnan, GA 30263

Mon - Sun: 8am - 10pm

*Pick up your stamp at Whit's Frozen Custard


Historical Overview: Lynch Park is a 6.2-acre active 

neighborhood park containing the Wesley Street Gymnasium, baseball and softball fields, a park, and the Lynch City Pool. The park is named after former City Councilman, Willie Lynch. Mr. Willie Lynch was born August 9, 1917 and passed on April 26, 1998. He served in the Navy during WWII, and in 1985, he became the first Black Newnan City 

Councilman.

Historic Newnan Downtown Square

Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263

Mon - Sun: Dawn - Dusk

*Pick up your stamp at Let Them Eat, Toffee


Historical Overview: In 1828, the city of Newnan was 

incorporated and established as the new county seat. The city is named for North Carolina native, General Daniel Newnan, a Revolutionary War soldier and Georgia Secretary of State and United States Congressman. Since its incorporation, downtown Newnan has served as a hub for merchants, professionals, and businesses. The buildings that reside on the court square date from 1868 to 1960 but most were built between 1895 and 1900. Located around the historic courthouse (Probate Court) in the middle of downtown are several markers depicting significant events and people associated with the town. 

Oak Hill Cemetery

96 Jefferson Street Newnan, GA 30263 

Mon - Fri: 7:30am-4pm

*Pick up your stamp at the cemetery office

Historical Overview: Oak Hill Cemetery was founded in 1833. 268 Confederate Army soldiers are buried at Oak Hill and two are labeled as "unknown". There are 2 Revolutionary War soldiers buried there as well. The cemetery covers 60 acres and has over 12,000 gravesites. It is the final resting place for two Georgia governors, Ellis Arnall & William Yates Atkinson, and eight Congressman. One of the more interesting gravesites is that for an arm that belonged to a man buried nearby many year later. 

Sharpsburg Library

108 Terrentine Road Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277

12:30 PM until 5:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Also open the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

 unless otherwise noted on the door.

*Pick up your stamp at the Sharpsburg Library. If library closed, collect stamp at nearby community center

Historical Overview: The Library building was originally used as the Sharpsburg Court House. In about 1999 it was converted into the town library. The library is stocked with donated books and some books from the original library. While in Historic Downtown Sharpsburg, be sure to check out the community center just around the corner. 

Coweta County African American Heritage Museum

92 Farmer St, Newnan, GA 30263 

Wed to Sat: 10am - 4pm

*Pick up your stamp from this location.

Historical Overview: The African American Heritage Museum & Research Center provides a repository for African-American artifacts and records while also serving as a genealogy workroom for African-American research. Adjacent to the museum, which is housed in a restored shotgun-style house, is the Farmer Street Cemetery which may be the largest slave cemetery in the South. See artifacts and photos relating to African-American residents and leaders from Newnan and Coweta. 

James E. McGuffey Nature Center

275 Pine Rd, Newnan, GA 30263 

Mon-Sat: 8:30 to 4:30 Sun Noon to 4 

*Pick up your stamp at nearby UGA Ext. Office

Historical Overview: Visit the James E. McGuffey Nature Center and Trails. Located just off I- 85 South, the property is part of the Coweta County Fairgrounds. It was first erected in the early 2000s and offers both educational and recreation opportunities for visitors. The Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers started a project in late 2014 for the purpose of restoring the trails. The main building offers a large covered outdoor classroom, and an outside fire pit learning area. There are also mini amphitheaters and even a handicap accessible trail on site for all to enjoy! 

Finish Line

CONGRATS!

After completing your Passport, come back to the McRitchie-Hollis Museum to receive your prize!