Christmas is definitely the best time to visit Covington in Georgia. During this time, tourists are given a glimpse of how the holiday season is celebrated in this city called “Hollywood of the South.”
“Christmas on the Square” is a new tradition of the locals that offers excellent opportunity for visitors to gain new memories while sharing the Christmas spirit with their families and friends.
Christmas shopping is also fun at the historic downtown where great deals are offered, which you can browse until late nights.
Every week, new offers and excitements are available for tourists to enjoy with their families and friends.
Adding fun to the holiday season is the tours on historic houses that the Satsuki Garden Club holds every other Christmas.
One of the must-see historic houses that tourists should visit is the Zachary-Echols located in North Covington, which was originally built for Louis Zachary, the sheriff of Newton County. Louis and his family lived in the house until 1874. He then sold it for $2,000.
The Zachary-Echols house is a blend of Federal and Greek revival architectural styles. It was used as a Sheridan Orphanage in the famous TV show “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Another historic house to visit in Covington is the Conyers-Brown-Anderson house, which started as a log cabin in 1822 but evolved into a beautiful structure.
The house’s last owner, Lester Lackey, a well-known black undertaker, converted the house and altered the exterior of the first floor front windows to give them the appearance of a Gothic chapel.
Then there’s the Usher House, originally owned by Richard Oliver Usher but bought by the Faulkner family in 1972 who made major renovations to the house.
The house is used to be hidden behind a magnolia tree but the Faulkners cut down the tree, giving the people the chance to see how beautiful this southern historic house is.
The house can easily be identified even by those who are in self-guided tours because it is marked by an ornate marble monument and surrounded by an iron fence.
Just by walking past the house, tourists would feel they have been teleported back to the pre-civil war in Covington.
There is also the Edwards House, home to Covington’s most prominent families since the beginning. The house became a bustle center for politicians and the upper echelons of Covington society since most of the families who lived there made Covington what it is today.
These historic houses are just among the few exciting places that you can visit in Covington at Christmas time.