The Major Long House

Location

21 LaGrange St.
Newnan GA 30263

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The Major Long House

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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
  • 85
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly