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Tourism is a vital piece of the economic puzzle for a lot of cities, counties and countries all across the world, and it plays a major role in the yearly function of Coweta County. While Coweta is growing rapidly each year, it is still a smaller county in the metroAtlanta area that faces unique challenges with revenue that larger cities do not. Tray Baggarly, director of event services for Coweta County, and his department work “to attract visitors to the county to visit our attractions, attend events, eat in our restaurants, shop in our retail businesses, stay in our hotels all while enjoying a positive experience here.” According to the Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Newnan has experienced a spike in average visitors from April to July each of the past four years, with each month eclipsing 900 visitors and April and July reaching more than 1,000 and 1,100, respectively.

Linda Arnall examines some of the paintings displayed at the Art Walk, a downtown tradition in Newnan.

ust 30 minutes south of Atlanta is a place so charming, so historic, so embracing of the past, yet so welcoming to the future...Coweta County! Come see the treasures we have...Visit Newnan - the City of Homes and see where country music star Alan Jackson grew up...Shop or take driving tours in the county’s historic districts, visit Dunaway Gardens and plan to spend time at the 3,000 acre Chattahoochee Bend State Park. But before you set out to Explore Coweta, stop by the Coweta County Convention & Visitors Bureau in the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan and let us help plan your adventures!

627 • www.explorecoweta.com 200 Court Square • Newnan, GA 30263 • 800-826-9382 • 770-254-2 Coweta Living 2016-17 59

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