In a Nutshell
Welcome to a special place…frozen in time. It lies hidden within the historic district of a quaint little town incorporated in 1860, and you’ll find it just outside of Atlanta in Coweta County. Grand in its simplicity, Senoia is a destination for those who seek to decompress from a modern, fast-paced lifestyle…or escape it altogether. It’s a place for leisurely shopping in our historic downtown with one-of-a-kind gifts and antique treasures. Enjoy our driving tour of our historic homes and then dine in our unique restaurants or coffee shop. We are proud to announce that Southern Living Magazine chose Senoia as the site of its 2010 and 2012 Idea House. We welcome you to a passage back to simpler times, where neighbors are friends, shopkeepers believe in service, and family values are important to everyone. Welcome to Senoia…Welcome home!
Walking, Biking or Driving
The City has recreational trails in Marimac Lakes Park and along Rockaway Road. Low Speed Motor Vehicles and Motorized Carts are permitted on these trails and on ANY city street where the speed limit is 35 mph or less.
Senoia is a great place for outdoor activities. Whether you are interested in organized sports such as baseball or softball or just taking a walk in our beautiful downtown area. We know you’ll find a recreational activity you will enjoy in Senoia. Senoia is proud to offer residents 2 beautiful parks. Senoia is also home to numerous Walking Dead filming locations and the Dead Cafe.
The founding date for Senoia is 1860, for in that year the Rev. Francis Warren Baggarly bought land on which the modern town of Senoia now sits. On October 9, 1864, after many of the people of Willow Dell had moved closer to the two railroads that ran through the area, the community was renamed Senoia, and a post office was reestablished. The first building to be erected was known as the Rock House. Intended for mercantile purposes, it soon became a commissary for the Confederacy, as the war broke out soon after its completion. The first church,a Methodist Episcopal, with the Rev. Baggarly as minister, and the first Sunday school was also organized in the upstairs. A high school was opened in 1865, quite an accomplishment for a rural southern town at the end of the civil war.