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Conyers

GA International Horse Park at Conyers, GA

Conyers lies about 25 miles east of Atlanta, and is the county seat of Rockdale County.  The area was originally occupied by native Americans called "Mound Builders," before becoming a part of the Creek and Cherokee Nations.  The town sprang up as a railroad watering stop on the line between Augusta … [Read More]

Covington

Covington

Located approximately 30 miles east of Atlanta, Covington, Georgia is the county seat of Newton County.  Once a part of the Creek Indian Nation, Covington was founded in 1882 and named after War of 1812 hero, General Leonard Covington. Downtown Covington is surrounded by tree-lined streets and … [Read More]

Mansfield

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Mansfield is a small, rural farming community in the southeastern section of Newton County.  The Middle Georgia and Atlantic Railroad from Gordon, Georgia to Covington was completed through the area in 1890.  Several local businessmen, seeing the possibility of a new town, formed a company and began … [Read More]

Newborn

Newborn, Georgia

Newborn is a smal,l rural farming town in the southeastern section of Newton County.  Originally known as "Sandtown," it is not known how the name "Newborn" originated.  But documents as early as 1839 refer to the town as Newborn. During the Civil War, Newborn was the staging area for wagontrains … [Read More]

Oxford

Emory at Oxford, Oxford, GA

Historic little Oxford, Georgia was chartered in 1839 by the Methodist Church as birthplace of Emory university.  Today, the City of Oxford is still home to Oxford College of Emory University where about 25 percent of Emory undergrads spend their freshman and sophomore years in the college's … [Read More]

Porterdale

Porterdale

Porterdale is one of many small towns throughout the South based around textile mills.  The mills were the centerpiece of the town and the lives of the people working for the mills and living in the mill villages. The closeness of the small houses, originally built and owned by the mill, extended … [Read More]

Social Circle

Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA

Social Circle is a historic community located about 50 miles east of Atlanta in Walton County.  The population is approximately 5000. The origin of the small rural town's name is unknown, but may be related to its being at the junction of two major Indian roads. Social Circle is home to the … [Read More]

Rutledge

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Rutledge is a very small, rural community, only 3.3 square miles, just east of the Newton County line in Morgan County.  Current population is around 750 to 800.  There are only about 275 households in the community. Surrounded by farm land and cotton fields, Rutledge's historic district, only … [Read More]