Things to Do in Covington: Newborn Tour of Homes Landmarks
If you have been following along, and looking for things to do in Covington, you have probably seen quite a bit about The Newborn Tour of Homes. However, this tour is not just unique house from days gone by. The tour also includes four landmarks. We told you some about the Childs Store, but there are also three other stops that make the town of Newborn the “Town with Character".
The JW Pitts General Merchandise and Warehouse Building is truly remarkable. It was opened in 1896, and sold just about everything a family during that time would need. Aside from the store, the Pitts also stored cotton in the warehouse as well. The store was operated by various individuals of the Pitts family and closed in 1952. However, the building still belongs to the Pitts family, and has been renovated in recent years to look the way it did when its door were first opened to the public.
The Newborn United Methodist Church has many names over the years, but it has always been a place of worship. Originally, the church was a log cabin built by the pioneers in 1820. The present structure was built years later, but the church community itself is over 190 years old! This is a place of tradition and strong faith, and still has a thriving community, and holds services, Sunday school, and many other activities.
The Old Newborn School& Cemetery brings the past and the present together in one place. Replacing a high school that was there before, the Old Newborn School was built in 1923 and has traditional classrooms and assembly hall. Although the building only severed as a school until about the 1950s, it is still used as a gathering space. There is also a cemetery of behind the Old School where a large number of the original settlers of Newborn are buried.
All of these places are a tribute to the rich heritage and sense of community that can be found in Newborn. For tickets to explore the history of Newborn please visit, http://www.newborntourofhomes.org/buy-tickets.html. We hope you enjoy the tour!