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About 35 miles Southwest of Atlanta is the small town of Senoia, Georgia. Senoia was first settled in 1828 when a large number of people traveled from Newberry, South Carolina and made this land their new home. Many descendants of these early settlers still live in Senoia today and have made it a great place to live since. In 1905, the town of Senoia was officially chartered and since then has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for being home to many buildings from the 1840s.  Where the name for this tiny town came from is uncertain. There are four known variations to the origins of the name Senoia, the most popular being it was named after Captain William McIntosh’s wife, Senoya He-ne-ha.

Senoia, located in Coweta County, offers many great options for schools including Eastside Elementary, East Coweta Middle and East Coweta High. According to Zillow, there are currently 103 houses for sale ranging from $235,000 to $1.8 million.

To learn more about where to shop, dine and explore, keep reading:

Shopping & Dining

  • Nic & Norman’s. Owned by “The Walking Dead’s” own Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus, this restaurant was opened for families to enjoy a special meal. Some popular dishes found here are homestyle meatloaf, whiskey citrus salmon, Coca-Cola braised pork shank and brisket mac and cheese.
  • Maguire’s Irish Pub. A casual and family-friendly atmosphere, this Irish-American-styled “pub” is the perfect place to escape. Enjoy a pint of Guinness with the famous fish and chips or a craft burger. They also offer The Cork Room, which is an elegant and versatile environment perfect for any occasion.
  • Bistro Hilary. A restaurant that offers elegant, local food to the residents and visitors of Senoia. Owned by Chef Hilary, who has gained attention in Bon Appetit, Atlanta Magazine and many other publications for her work, this restaurant offers a seasonal menu to source ingredients from local farmers.
  • Senoia Coffee & Cafe. Found in the heart of Main Street is a gathering place for many residents and visitors. You never know which celebrity regular you may run into on any given day and even with a touch of Hollywood, you will still feel at home in this little cafe. Enjoy their famous three-cheese grilled cheese with bacon onion jam or a fried chicken biscuit.
  • Unhinged Lifestyle Boutique. An affordable boutique that offers its customers a chance to discover their own individual style and keep up with ever-changing trends. This boutique offers clothing, accessories, home decor and furnishings all while keeping it available for anyone’s budget.
  • The Woodbury Shoppe. The Woodbury Shoppe is the place to go if you’re a big “The Walking Dead” fan. The store has all things relating to the show and you never know when a cast member could walk right in!
  • The Classic Market. A gift shop that focuses on Georgia local artists, authors and creatives. You can find anything from wine, honey, books and more that’s made locally.

Entertainment & Recreation

  • Marimac Lakes Park. This beautiful park offers walking trails and fishing, with a valid Georgia Fishing License, year-round. There is a lodge for rent for events of any kind and has a limited capacity for 45 people.
  • Seavy Street Park. The Seavy Street park is known for having an amazing play area for children.  The Freeman-Sasser Building, located beside the play area, is available for rent for your party, reunion or shower. The area is a great place for locals to spend time together.
  • Georgia Tour Company. The Georgia Tour Company was founded by locals to bring your favorite shows to life. In the past 10 years, Senoia has grown to become a #1 travel destination for one of TV’s top shows, “The Walking Dead”. The town of Senoia offers many different touring options and are always excited to greet new guests to their little town.

Historical Attractions

  • Senoia Raceway. This 3/8th of a mile oval dirt track has been a cornerstone Georgia racetrack for over 50 years. The track was built in 1969 by Hence Pollard and David Bishop and just recently was repurchased by the Pollard family after many decades of not owning it. They are excited to see what they can do with the track that means so much to them.
  • Senoia Area Historical Society and Museum. Formed in 1977, the mission of the historical society is to preserve, secure and promote the history of Senoia. The gothic revival styled home that houses the museum was built in the 1870’s by the McKnight family, a well-known family that still resides in the area today.

If you wish to learn more about Senoia, Ga, be sure to take a visit to this small town.

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