Starrsville, Georgia

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Starrsville is an unincorporated community in an exurban area 5.4 miles (8.7 km) southeast of Covington, Newton County, Georgia, United States.

Historic District[edit]

Starrsville Historic District
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Starrsville, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Starrsville, Georgia
Location near Dixie Road and County Road 213 southeast of Covington, Georgia
Coordinates 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786; -83.804473Coordinates: 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786; -83.804473
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98000969[1]
Added to NRHP 1998

Starrsville contains the Starrsville Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[2]

History[edit]

Starrsville was founded by the Starr and Epps families in 1821[3] and is mentioned as early as the 1820s for its "good schools".[4] The post office opened in 1836.

Young John Allen, the Methodist missionary, attended high school here. Warren Akin Candler (of the Coca-Cola Candlers) described Allen's conversion to Christianity while attending high school at Looney's school in Starrsville in September 1853.[5][6]

The Central of Georgia Railway arrived in 1890 and the area came to be known as New Starrsville.[3]

In 1900 Starsville had a population of 57, with a "money order post office,... several good stores, and express office and (sic) does some shipping".[7]

In 1909 Starrsville was noted for its brick plant.[8]

The post office closed in 1976.[3] The area is now in the midst of the exurban development of the Covington area which is part of Metro Atlanta.

In addition to the historic buildings in the Historic District there is also a Starrsville Plantation (now hosting events) and both Starrsville and Epps cemeteries in the area.

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