Covington, Georgia is home to many historic places. From the historic homes that guard its beautiful streets to the store buildings, the city is overflowing with history. One place that is the epitome of Covington history is the brick store.
The brick store is the oldest brick structure in all of Newton County. It was built in 1821 when the County was first formed. During its historic life it has had many different uses, including; general store, stage coach stop, post office, school house, courtroom, jail, and a residence.
An exciting event for Newton County happened in the brick store, it held the first session of Newton County Superior Court on April 15, 1822. It was during this session that they decided to build the historic Courthouse in Covington, Georgia.
Due to the historic importance of this building, on April 9, 2009, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. If you visit the building located off U.S. Route 278 and Old Social Circle Road, make sure to check out the many site tablets. One of the site tablets talks about the Stage Coach Crossroads. The second tablet praises Charles M. Jordan for donating the building to the Newton County Historical Society. The final site marker talks about the buildings commission.
When you’re visiting The Hollywood of the South you can’t forget to visit our historic landmarks. Historic Covington GA is one of our favorite aspects of our beautiful small-town. When you visit our beautiful historic sites you will feel as if you have taken a step back in time, which is an experience that will amaze.