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February 12, 2022

A small city in Newton County, Covington is a charming Southern town that offers a relaxed lifestyle and plenty of outdoor activities. There’s something for everyone in Covington, from fishing and hiking to biking and golfing. It is easy to see why Covington is the gem in the South. The city has undergone a major revitalization project that has transformed it into an oasis of culture, beauty, and fun. Covington is located 35 miles east of Atlanta, making it an ideal destination for a day trip or weekend getaway.

Covington is home to various businesses and cultural attractions, including the Georgia Pecan Festival, the Covington Farmers Market, and the Southern Art Gallery. Other places of interest include Covington Square, the Newton County Courthouse, and the Covington Golf Club.

Covington also offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The city is bisected by the Silver Comet Trail, which provides ample opportunities for biking and hiking. The trail passes through beautiful locales such as East Point, Smyrna, Mavell Road Park in Powder Springs, Big Creek Greenway near Vinings/Smyrna area off South Cobb Drive (connects to the south trailhead of South Cobb Drive), and Wild Horse Creek Park in Powder Springs.

Covington Facts:

  • It has a population of about 13,000.
  • Covington was originally a part of the Creek Indian Nation.
  • The town was incorporated as Covington in 1822.
  • The city is named after General Leonard Covington.

Covington is a wonderful place to work, play, and raise your little ones.  With its friendly people, beautiful scenery, and an array of recreational opportunities, Covington is a must-see for anyone visiting the South.


  1. Film Fan

    A question is posed in the email which led to this link which isn’t answered. The email leads off with, “what movie was filmed in Covington, Georgia?” Since it’s so close to a major film center, Atlanta, I’d be surprised if there weren’t several answers to that question.

  2. robert t. tate


  3. Cecelia Bock

    Always frustrating when you ask a question and don’t answer it. So, what movie was made there?

  4. Al Tucci

    Was movie was filmed there? Your article never tells.

  5. Rebecca Jackson

    The Vampire Diaries was filmed in Covington, GA

  6. Wanda Kennedy

    Vampire Diaries ,loved the show, took my grandchildren to Covington to see where it was filmed had lunch at the Mystic grill

  7. Carmen Clark

    My cousin Vinny was film in coverington ga.

  8. Lisa Klunis

    I really enjoy the town of the day emails,but the email subject line usually starts with a leading question, such as today’s “what movie was filmed in Covington,but the question is never answered when I click on the town description.

  9. Trish Houldson

    Where is Covington. So many times you list a City but no state or country.

  10. Fud Uni

    You NEVER said what movie was filmed in Covington!!!
    Again, WTF!!!
    I’m assuming at this point that this is just a lying trick to get me to visit this website.


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