At the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center, our purpose is to educate the community about African American history, so that the contributions that have been made by those throughout history are interpreted in a way that can be understood and appreciated by all of our guests.
The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum holds the only grave site marker left in Farmer Street Cemetery in Newnan, Georgia.
The marker is of Charlie Burch, the 3-month old son of Abner and Eliza Burch, who were possible slaves of Robert Simms Burch of Coweta County in 1835. This is one of many of the local artifacts that can be found on display in our museum.
The Research Center has expanded its history collection to hundreds of families from Coweta County. Nine out of ten of our local visitors are able to find an ancestor in one of several reference materials available, such as the Census records from 1850-1920, Coweta's Marriage Book from 1827-1972, and the 1945 School Census Records.