Coweta County, Georgia

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Coweta County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 89,215. The 2009 Census Estimate placed the population at 131,936.[1] The county seat is Newnan.[2]

Coweta County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, 1826, but they were not named until December 14, 1826. Coweta County was named for the Koweta Indians (a sub-group of the Creek people), who had several towns in and around present day Coweta.

Government and politics

The legislative body of Coweta County is the Coweta County Commission. The commission consists of five members elected from numbered districts. The commission chairmanship rotates among the members, Coweta County is the only in Georgia that operates with a rotating chairmanship. the current commissioners are:

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,155.1 km2), of which 443 square miles (1,147.4 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.75%) is water.

Major highways

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