Covington… A Refreshing Change of Place! Founded in 1821, Covington/Newton County still retains its classic Southern appeal. Located just outside metro Atlanta, the charming town boasts a reputation as one of the most picturesque and historic areas in Georgia. Make the Welcome Center the first stop for a self-guided home tour brochure, the perfect guide to begin a discovery of the beautiful architecture in Covington.
Recently awarded the Award for Excellence in Downtown Development, Covington’s historic downtown is thriving. With home décor, antiques, arts and crafts, merchants that carry exclusive lines and an extensive choice of beauty services, Downtown Covington is a shopping destination. There are dining choices for all occasions; terrific artisan pizza, a family diner that has the honor of serving the best fried chicken for over forty years, outstanding Bar-B-Que, a coffee house and café, an ice-cream and candy store that is never without a customer, Thai, and unrivaled white table cloth restaurant serving what we think is the best New Orleans style of food you’ll find outside of New Orleans. The district enjoys a long tradition of family owned and operated businesses and an impressive events calendar that keeps things humming. Regular events include cruise-ins, concerts, festivals, art shows and Independence in the Park Concert and fireworks that truly showcases the best of small town America.