I grew up in a small town called Covington! It is south east of Atlanta on I 20. It is also known as “The Hollywood of the South,” because so many films have used the town one way or another. The most popular being The Vampire Diaries and Dukes of Hazard.
Those are just two of hundreds. I have lived in Covington my entire life. I grew up there and graduated in that same town. I actually like my hometown. It is small enough to know people at WalMart, but big enough for everyone to not know your personal business. Covington is a pretty quiet town. Not much happens there until a movie or T.V. show wants to film. Covington actually does not have a movie theater, mall, or anything fun. I have to go a county over to see a movie at the theater. And the closest mall is two counties over in Dekalb. Other than that, I am happy not much goes on. Moving to Marietta was a complete scenery change for me. What I really love about Covington is its proximity to Atlanta. It is only a 45 minute drive. That is close enough to go for an evening but far enough away from the traffic. Another thing I love about my hometown is how the square is set up. It is GORGEOUS. It is full of shops and restaurants, but in the middle is a beautiful park area. I absolutely hate it when town squares have the courthouse in the middle. It is very tacky to me. I love that Covington’s courthouse in a part of the actual square and not located in the center. Covington’s courthouse is probably the most used in movies and T.V. shows, because it is honestly just beautiful.