Newton County Georgia is an outlying suburb of metro Atlanta, less than an hour to the big city, but still maintains the comfort of a quiet country-living community. You may have visited this unique county without realizing it- the county has become a magnet for movie and tv production. Over 30 movies (My cousin Vinny, Remember the Titans) and the tv series, In the Heat of the Night were filmed here. Beautiful scenery and history not only make Newton a great place to make films, but a great place to live as well.
Like much of the region, the area was once home to the Creek Indians. The hunting and fishing lands of this proud people were relinquished in the early 1800s, and in 1821 Newton County was created by the General Assembly, carving it out of Henry, Jasper, and Walton Counties. The county is named for Sgt. John Newton- a hero of the Revolutionary War. The historic Brick Store- still standing today- was built then serving many functions, including the first county court session.
Almost no part of metro Atlanta was untouched by Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864, and Covington- the county seat- was no exception. Many public buildings, bridges and railroads were destroyed, however, the homes and plantations were left and many of these beautiful old homes proudly grace the streets of Covington and Oxford. The Georgia Methodist Conference founded Emory College in Oxford in 1836. Though the main campus later moved to Atlanta, Emory University still houses an extension here- Emory at Oxford.
Newton County, like most of the metro Atlanta area, has seen tremendous growth in the last decade. The county has kept pace with growth, with nine new schools and 57 new classrooms built over the last 8 years. Newton County students have been recognized for their achievement at both state and national levels. Newton Medical Center provides state of the art acute care for the region and is the county's second largest employer. The board of education is first. CR Bard, General Mills, and Pactiv are leading industry employers of the county.
The county provides diverse housing options for every family. Apartments abound around the central city of Covington, historic 1800s era homes, subdivisions, and acreage lots. There are also beautiful lofts in a converted textile mill in Porterdale. Housing in Newton County is varied and affordable. Much of the county remains unspoiled, with trees and flora flourishing. With the abundant green space, excellent education and many housing options, Newton County would be a fine choice to call home.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Newton County has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a Georgia Builder that specializes in custom home building for the Newton County area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier Georgia Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Newton County, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Newton County, GA has model showrooms located in Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206) and Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
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