The Major Long House

Newnan
Atlanta Metro

The Major Long House

The Major Long House

21 LaGrange Street
Newnan, GA 30263

770-253-5686

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This meticulously restored antebellum home in downtown Historic Newnan was built in 1835 by Major Young James Long and is available for weddings, receptions, parties, business meetings and other special events.

Major Young James Long was born to a prominent family in Tennessee in February 1803. Long was a cousin to President James K. Polk (in office when the home was built) and David Crockett. He settled in Newnan in the early 1830s to practice law and was named the first Solicitor of the Coweta Circuit Court. Interestingly, this same position was later held for years by Clifford Cranford, who grew up in the house in the 1930s.

During the Civil War, Newnan ladies of the Presbyterian Church met in the wide hall of the Long home to scrape linen for surgical dressings and to make bandages from tablecloths for the Confederacy. The Long's daughter recalled the family sitting around the fire melting pewter teapots, spoons, and kitchen utensils and molding them into bullets for the army.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    85

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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