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Newton County, Georgia
Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2016 Census Estimate placed the population at 106,999. The county seat is Covington.
Newton county is named after Sgt. John Newton, who served under Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", in the American Revolutionary War. It was created on December 24, 1821. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Lamar Infantry, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.
In late 1978, the first five episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard were filmed in and around Covington, Georgia.