Old Newnan

Old Newnan (HM7WA)

Location: Zebulon, GA 30295 Pike County
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N 33° 2.938', W 84° 20.66'

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In 1823 the Inferior Court Justices of Pike County selected the center lot in the county near here as the site for the county seat. This land was laid out into town lots and named Newnan to honor Major General Daniel Newnan, a Revolutionary War hero. A temporary court house, a tavern, several stores and many dwellings were built. The town became a place of considerable trade, Indians coming from beyond the Flint River to barter their furs.

In 1824 Upson County was cut from Pike and Crawford counties. The territory cut off threw Newnan too far from the center of the county to continue as the county seat and a new site was chosen and called Zebulon.

The justices who selected the site of Newnan were Lewis Winn, William Duke, Thomas Lewis and William Mitchell. William Myrick was Clerk of the Inferior Court. The legislature chose as the first Commissioners of the town Samuel Mitchell, William Mitchell, William Myrick, William Johnson and Hugh F. Rose, who then lived in Newnan.

This marker was erected at the request of the Lamar-LaFayette Chapter N.S.D.A.R.
HM NumberHM7WA
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number114-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747980 N 3659850
Decimal Degrees33.04896667, -84.34433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.938', W 84° 20.66'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 56.28" N, 84° 20' 39.60" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61-115 Unnamed Road, Zebulon GA 30295, US
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