Senoia – Coweta County – This week we’re visiting Senoia (locals say “Seh-noy”).   Many may know it from TV & movies – it’s been a film location for The Walking Dead, and also appeared in parts of other films like Fried Green Tomatoes and the remake of Footloose.  First thing I noticed in town – golf carts!  And tourists – lots of tourists on a very hot summer weekend. The downtown is picture perfect.

One thing I wondered – how did the town get the name Senoia?  Well, there are 4 different versions of it…so let’s just go with it’s a Creek Indian name for today’s purposes.

In 1876, Senoia’s citizens tried to have the county seat moved here! 

The rambling house below is the Nations-Cleveland house, built around 1880.  Love that porch!

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Circa 1880

Below is what is known as “The Blue House”.  That was the original color of this cottage.  It was saved from demolition in 2002 and moved here.  Love the paint on this one!

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The Blue House

Around town there are narrow streets, and some houses are close to the street.  The house below is a beautiful Greek Revival.  The picket fence, the porch, all just perfect!

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Circa 1844

The 1906 Victorian Cottage below was built by S.C. Travis.  He was both a merchant and farmer.  This house received an award for Excellence in Rehabilitation a few years ago.  That porch looks perfect to me!

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Circa 1906

The Blount House below was built around 1901.  I’ve seen other pictures of this house where the upstairs windows have shutters.  I see them on the first floor.

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Circa 1901

I always love antebellum homes, and Cook-Graham House below is a great example.

Cook-Graham House, Circa 1861
Cook-Graham House, Circa 1861

 

Now the house below I call The Awning House.  OK, it’s actually The Six Oaks-Smith House.  It’s an antebellum cottage, built around 1854.  The awnings looks great on this house.  Remember how many houses used to have the metal awnings on them?

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Circa 1854

The 1871 house below is the Culpeppeer House.  It’s a Bed & Breakfast now.  A very large tour group is just to the left of the picture.  Would love to see inside here!

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Culpepper House, Circa 1871

The Forbus-Downs House below caught my eye.  Originally built in the 1830s, it was renovated to the Victorian look in the 1890s.  Love the round front porch on the right side.

The house below is home to the Senoia Historical Society.  There’s a museum of local artifacts inside, but I just want to sit on the porch for a while!

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Senoia Historical Society Headquarters

Finally today, this house has 2 things very unique about it.  This is the c 1894 Huckaby House, and it’s the only Saddlebag style house in the county!  And see that huge tree on the right?  That’s the largest oak tree in town!

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There are quite a few more beautiful old homes in Senoia, so will break this into two posts.  As always, thank you so much for taking a look at the blog, I sure appreciate it!

6 Replies to “Senoia – Favorite Old Homes, Part 1”

  1. Enjoyed the visual tour and hope to visit one day. I visited in the early ’50’s to see my Great Grandmother Alice Pearl Horton. (maiden name Nixon)

  2. “And see that huge tree on the right? That’s the largest oak tree in town!” – sadly that tree is gone now…

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