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
Starrsville, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Starrsville, Georgia
Locationnear Dixie Road and County Road 213 southeast of Covington, Georgia
Coordinates33°32′02″N 83°48′16″W / 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786; -83.804473Coordinates: 33°32′02″N 83°48′16″W / 33.533786°N 83.804473°W / 33.533786; -83.804473
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate, Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #98000715[1]
Added to NRHPJune 26, 1998

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


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.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Federal Register, Volume 63 Issue 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 1998)
  3. ^ a b c "Starrsville", Off the Map (blog)
  4. ^ George Gilman Smith, "The story of Georgia and the Georgia people, 1732 to 1860", p.340
  5. ^ Warren Akin Candler,Young J. Allen, the man who seeded China
  6. ^ Mildred Lewis Rutherford The South in history and literature: a hand-book of southern authors, p. 775
  7. ^ Allen Daniel Candler, Clement Anselm Evans (eds.), Georgia: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions
  8. ^ Bulletin - Geological Survey, Issue 18 By Georgia. Dept. of Mines, Mining, and Geology