The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center
Home to the Historic Farmer Street Cemetery
The African American Alliance, Inc is searching for active volunteers to assist us with our vision of bringing the community together through our shared history in Coweta County, Georgia. We have multiple committees that you can be a part of; Research, Fundraising, Special Events, Gardening, Expansion, and Public Relations. We are also searching for volunteers to help preserve Farmer Street Cemetery, our pre and post slavery African American cemetery of 249 unmarked graves. It is documented that Farmer Street Cemetery has been here since 1827, but was called the "Negro Grave Yard". Stop by any time during our office hours to sign up or schedule an appointment by sending an email to TheCowetaCoMuseum@yahoo.com.
AAA's Mission Statement
We are dedicated to the education and preservation of the historical, cultural, and architectural African American Heritage of Coweta County, Georgia and abroad.
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 in the photo to the left 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.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH CENTER
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.