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Covington, GA

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Covington is located 35 miles east of Atlanta and is the county seat of Newton County. The city has been the location for filming scenes in dozens of popular movies and television shows, such as The Vampire Diaries, Selma, several Tyler Perry movies, The Walking Dead and The Dukes of Hazzard.
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Quick History

Named after Brigadier General and Congressman Leonard Covington, the city was founded in 1822. General Sherman’s March to the Sea went through Covington in 1864 and the city was looted and several buildings were destroyed.

Can't Miss

It’s hard to pick just one can’t miss place in Covington, so how about a can’t miss activity? Take some tours! Covington has tours for everything. Historic home tours, ghost tours, city tours, a tour based around filming of The Vampire Diaries and tours focusing on films and television shows filmed in the city. You could make a whole weekend out of tours along and there’s sure to be something for everyone in your family!

Things To Do

  • Book a hunting or fishing trip at Burnt Pine Plantation
  • Go to a tasting at Fox Vineyards
  • Spend an afternoon floating down the Yellow River
  • Hit the links at Aston Hills Golf Club or The Oaks Golf Course

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