Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday & My Great American Town Tour
In honor of the upcoming 4th of July Holiday My Lil Rocky wanted to dress up and give y’all a lil tour of this lil town we call home.. Covington Georgia.
Where is Covington Georgia you might be asking.. Well it’s about 40 miles east of Atlanta. We’re surrounded by all kinda good places like, Six Flags, Stone Mountain, Malls of every size and sort and just about anything else you could ask for. Now even though we like having all that good stuff close by.. we don’t like it on our back porch so to speak. So if you’re a looking for a nice quite place.. Well ya found it.
This is our beautiful historical County Courthouse.. It may look familiar to some of you.. any guesses?
Can you tell yet where you’ve seen it before?
The above photos were taken earlier in the spring.. and the one below was taken last week. Now I’m sure by now you’ve guessed.. but for those of you that might not know… it’s the same court house that Bo & Luke Duke used to get chased around. That’s right folks.. it’s the Hazzard County Courthouse from none other than the Duke’s of Hazzard. Now you other folks that guessed the Sparta Courthouse from In The Heat of the Night .. Guess what.. You’re right too. It doubled as the courthouse for both tv shows as well as quite a few others.
We still have all the ole shops on the square.. and they’re always a buzzing. Ashley waited forever to get the picture below.. we wanted you to be able to see the stores plus she was scared someone would scream at her taking a picture with them in it…Great job Ashley!
Here in Covington we’re known as the “Hollywood of the South”. As I mentioned earlier.. both In the Heat of the Night and The Dukes of Hazzard were filmed entirely here as well as quite a few movies. Not sure which movies are being filmed right now.. but Get Low with Lucas Black, Bill Murray, Sissy Specek and Robert Duvall just finished filming as well as H2 the new sequel to the Rob Zombie movie Halloween. Below I’ve included a few of the movies you may have seen that were all filmed here in Covington.
We have beautiful historic homes throughout the City and County.. These below are just a few of my favorites.
This lil street runs straight into the square and is lined with all of these beautiful Crepe Myrtle trees.
Even the businesses keep to the historical guidelines.. I love this Law Office below.
This is another of my favorites.. I haven’t a clue who lives here, but when I was little I told my little brother that it was Michael Jackson’s house and he believed me lol. He’s never been the brightest bulb in the pack hahaha.. don’t believe me? Take a look at him over there on the right sidebar … He’s the one dressed up like a lil girly girl in that homemade Superman outfit.. go ahead lookie. ------------------------------->
The old County Jail ..
Our new Courthouse still under construction.. with the backside of the old historical courthouse in the background.
Last week I shared this covered bridge and the view from the bridge on the right. It’s located on the county line and sadly I took the picture of the neighboring county’s side.
This is the Old Porterdale Mill.. back in the middle 1800’s this was a cotton & twine mill and recently it was remodeled into Loft apartments. This is the side view that over looks the river.. Ashley took this standing on the Yellow River Bridge. Up until the remodel this was the local swim hole.. now this particular area is reserved for tenants of the Loft Apartments. However…..
just down the river a bit is open to anyone and everyone. My husband and his late friend Kerry spent many a day here Fishing and Swimming with the kids.. in fact this is where Kerry had always said he wanted his ashes spread when he died.. His wish was granted 7 months ago. This picture was also taken last week and was the first time I had been back there since that day.
We are home to The Bert Adams Scout Camp.. Thousands and Thousands of young men visit here week after week.
Isn’t this entrance beautiful.. I love just riding through and seeing all of the wildlife. It’s stress relief.
This is another historical spot.. The Depot. We recently held Ashley’s 16th birthday party here. It’s been turned into a buffet style restaurant with a bar filled with the best country cooking around… fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread.. ok ok I’ll stop! It’s some good ole food! One of the other great things is the track is still in use.. and as you’re eating you get to see and feel it as it rolls on by.
Here’s Ashley and one of her great friends Lindsey… The top 2 photos are from the August Rain music video shoot they both were a part of.. Someone hollered “Here comes a train” and freaked them out for a moment. The bottom photo and the far right photo are of the same track located a lil farther down.. known around here as the Alcovy Train Tressel.
Well.. that’s it for my little hometown tour. I hope I didn’t bore ya too much.. we’re just simple folk around these parts.. and love nuttin better than soakin up and sharing the peace and quiet.
We.. Mommie and Me wanna wish all you kind folks a Happy Safe God Blessed 4th of July holiday this weekend..Eat tons of watermelon and don’t forget to have fun spitting out them seeds.
Peace Out… Rocky & Debbie
Make sure you head on over by clicking the buttons below and visit Melissa and Susan and all the others participating in these 2 great parties. Thank You Susan & Melissa .. God Bless you both .. Have a great 4th holiday… This was soooo much fun!
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