Located just 1hr and 45 minutes from Augusta, Covington, Georgia is a treasure of a city built on rich history and traditions. The official “Hollywood of the South” has been the shooting location for many shows and movies including “The Vampire Diaries,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “HGTV Lakefront Bargain Hunt,” “Selma,” “Remember the Titans,” and more.
One of the most charming and inviting aspects of staying in Covington, GA while traveling to The Masters is the quaint and comfortable Bed and Breakfast option that will help you get away from large crowds and experience more of an “at home” feel.
Aside from having great restaurants, shopping, tours, and great film locations, Covington, GA offers a rich and exciting history full of great businesses, people, and places. This information was put together by Mrs. Irene Robinson Smith and the late Mrs. Sara Clay Patterson. Both functioned as presidents of the Newton County Historical Society and The Covington Garden Club as shared on: http://bryanpulliam.com/2017/02/05/covington-ga-history/
Imagine being able to drive on a 93-mile adventure of 10 must-see sites. If you enjoy all things undead, this tour is for you. From vampires to zombies, this experience will give you the chance to see the scene locations from some of your favorite movies and shows!
Did you know that movie and television shows have been filmed in Covington, GA for decades? According to www.filmcovington.com, Covington is “Known as Hollywood of the South™, Covington Georgia has become a mecca for the television and film industry. Easily transformed into a Civil War village, a 1950’s town or a modern day city, Covington’s scenic filming locations, moderate temperatures, International airport accessibility and community film production crew services support have become a real draw for directors, producers, location scouts, filmmakers and TV Productions of all genres and budgets. Last known as Mystic Falls, VA, for The Vampire Diaries, Covington and Newton County Georgia has also been home to The Dukes of Hazzard, In the Heat of the Night and over 100 film productions.”
The 4thof July is a day to celebrate the independence of our great country. Without the Declaration of Independence who knows what America would be today. That is why the 4th of July is a national holiday and we celebrate and display our patriotism for our great country. What better way to celebrate the 4thof July than in the Original Hollywood of the South®.