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Great Antebellum Homes to Visit in Covington

Covington Georgia is a rich and storied town with a history that can be told through the walls and framework of the town’s architecture. The city is famous for its antebellum homes, which have become popular tourist sites for residents and out-of-towners. Most of these homes are still private residences but you can tour and see the outside from tree-lined sidewalks and leave lasting impressions for all who visit. Some of the most beautiful and popular forms of antebellum homes that are sure to entertain visitors include the Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, Dixie Manor, and Worthington Manor.

 

Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast

                  The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast is a magnificent mansion built in 1836 and is considered one of the finest examples of the Southern antebellum home. The home served as the inspiration for the home of the character Ashley in Gone with the Wind. With eight guest rooms, the home has fine luxuries and exquisite amenities such as fine Turkish linens and controlled fireplaces. The home is a popular spot for film and TV filming

 



Dixie Manor

Dixie Manor, another exemplar of antebellum homes, differs from others as it is English Regency architecture while all the other antebellum homes are Greek Revival. The house is also known to have a storied history in hauntings, with the owners of the home and their guests claiming to have seen ghosts in the building. Just like the Twelve Oaks B&B, Dixie Manor has been a hotspot for film and television for the past few years, including the hit show The Vampire Diaries. 

 

 


Worthington Manor

                  Worthington Manor is a time-worn treasure built in 1850, another addition to the rich antebellum history of the city. The home is decorated with an iron-gated fence with a huge fountain in the front and a garden in the back. In keeping with other antebellum homes in Covington, Worthington Manor has become a prime location for filming for both television and film, becoming especially recognizable on the show The Vampire Diaries.

 

  

                  Covington, Ga is a town filled with a rich history. Nothing tells that story more stunningly than the architecture of the beautiful antebellum homes in our historic heartland. Such buildings as Worthington Manor, Dixie Manor, Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, and “Home of the Honest Man” are only a small microcosm of the other stories that exist in the cities. Only a trip to Covington, Ga can fully unlock the secrets and history that the town has to tell.

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