The history of the City of Grantville can be traced back to 1852. The original name for our city was Calico Corner.
Calico Corner, Willow Dell and Bullsboro were early settlements around the newly established county seat of Newnan in 1828. By 1840, the beginning of the golden era in the South, orderly streets lined with mansions and cottages reflected the growing prosperity of Coweta County. At mid-century, the railroads brought greater fortune and sophistication and saw the community nomenclature changing. Calico Corner became Grantville, and Willow Dell became Senoia.
Grantville has several cemeteries within the city. The largest is the Grantville Cemetery on Griffin Street. The Wilson's family cemetery still sits at the I-85 exit, and there is a pre-Civil War cemetery on the hill behind City Hall to name a few.
Grantville still retains the charm and appearance of a scene straight out of the past! Probably the city's most notable claim to fame is the popular A & E television series using Grantville as the location for several episodes of "The Walking Dead." As a result of this filming, Grantville has experienced a growth in its tourist industry, with visitors coming from all over the world to catch a glimpse of specific sites where zombies have roamed.
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