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Senoia, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°18′7″N 84°33′12″W / 33.30194°N 84.55333°W / 33.30194; -84.55333
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Senoia, Georgia
Downtown Senoia
Downtown Senoia
Woodbury [TWD]
"The perfect setting. For life."[1]
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Location in Coweta County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°18′7″N 84°33′12″W / 33.30194°N 84.55333°W / 33.30194; -84.55333
CountryUnited States
 • Total6.30 sq mi (16.32 km2)
 • Land6.16 sq mi (15.96 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
889 ft (271 m)
 • Total5,016
 • Density814.15/sq mi (314.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)678
FIPS code13-69672[3]
GNIS feature ID0322710[4]

Senoia (/səˈnɔɪə/, locally /səˈnɔɪ/) is a city located 35 minutes south of Atlanta in Coweta County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Its population was 5,016 at the 2020 census.[5]



The first permanent settlement in the area was made in 1860 by Rev. Francis Warren Baggarly. In 1864, around the time residents of the nearby Willow Dell community began to arrive, the settlement was named Senoia. A number of the area's first structures appeared this year, such as a mercantile building known as the Rock House and a Methodist Episcopal church led by Baggarly. A high school would open in 1865. Senoia was officially incorporated as a city on December 12, 1866.[6][7]



Senoia is located in southeastern Coweta County at 33°18′7″N 84°33′12″W / 33.30194°N 84.55333°W / 33.30194; -84.55333 (33.301849, -84.553450).[8] It is bordered to the north by Peachtree City in Fayette County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Senoia has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (13.9 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 2.03%, is water.[9]


Historical population
2023 (est.)5,929[10]18.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
Senoia racial composition as of 2020[12]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,922 78.19%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 506 10.09%
Native American 7 0.14%
Asian 88 1.75%
Other/mixed 202 4.03%
Hispanic or Latino 291 5.8%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,016 people, 1,387 households, and 1,169 families residing in the city.

In the media


Film and television


Riverwood Studios is located in Senoia. Movies including Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy and the 2011 remake of Footloose were partly filmed in the town.[13]

Following its first season, principal production of The Walking Dead has been filmed in Riverwood Studios (doing business as Raleigh Studios Atlanta), a plot of land about 140 acres (0.57 km2) outside of Senoia.[14][15] Downtown Senoia itself served as the set for a fictionalized version of the community of Woodbury during the third season of the show.[16] Fans of the show have flocked to try to catch shooting, a development that has met with a negative reception from some town residents, while others have found the added tourists helpful for business growth.[17]

In print


Senoia has been chosen twice to host the Southern Living Idea House, in 2010 and 2012. The Idea Houses are designer showcases of the finest trends in home design and furnishings.

  • In 2010 a four-story 4,880-square-foot (453 m2) luxury brownstone that is part of the Historic Senoia Project was decorated by noted local designer and decorator Jamie McPherson.[18]
  • The 2012 Idea House is a renovated 1830s farmhouse located in Senoia's Gin Property neighborhood. The house was raised, moved a bit closer to the street, peeled back to its original materials, gutted, reconfigured, added on to, and redecorated. This was the first time that an Idea House was not a new building. Instead, the 2012 project was a restoration and enlargement of a historic home.[19] The home is now a private residence.

Notable people



  1. ^ "Official Website of Senoia Georgia". Official Website of Senoia Georgia. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 203. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ Unknown (2021). "History of Senoia, Georgia". Senoia, GA: Senoia Area Historical Society. p. 1.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Senoia city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  10. ^ "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2023". United States Census Bureau. May 16, 2024. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  13. ^ "Hollywood movie makers move into our neighborhood - The Citizen". Thecitizen.com. September 21, 2010.
  14. ^ Pane, Lisa Marie (October 22, 2017). "'The Walking Dead' reaches 100th episode milestone". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "'The Walking Dead' to return to Senoia in 2013 | the Citizen". Archived from the original on December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  16. ^ Wigler, Josh (October 23, 2017). "'Walking Dead' Turns 100: Taking a Stroll Through the Show's Apocalyptic Set". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  17. ^ Osunsami, Steve (March 14, 2016). "Residents of Georgia Town Where 'The Walking Dead' Is Filmed Aren't All Happy". ABC News. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Southern Living's 2010 "Idea House" opens this weekend in Senoia". The Citizen. June 10, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  19. ^ Southern Living, August 2012