Covington, Georgia, is internationally known as Hollywood of the South™ due to the many television and movie productions filmed in the city and county. With more than 140 programs, Covington has become a mecca for the film industry. Television series like Dukes of Hazzard, In the Heat of the Night, The Vampire Diaries, and Sweet Magnolias have all called the city home.
The city’s origins as a filming locale go as far back as 1954 with A Man Called Peter. Since then, Covington had films like Cannonball Run, My Cousin Vinny, Remember the Titans, Coat of Many Colors, Dumplin’, and Dr. Sleep (just to name a few). In addition to its backdrop for the silver screen, Covington has a very rich and wonderful history. In 2022, the city celebrated the bicentennial for the city and the bicentennial for the county in 2021.
The architecture alone is enough to visit. With beautiful antebellum and Victorian homes lining the streets leading to the downtown Square, the city is as picturesque as it is vibrant. Local restaurants and shopping opportunities abound in the area, with many local businesses featured on the charming Square. In 2021, our Visitor Center saw over 73,000 guests come through its doors. Of these visitors, conservatively 75-80% were film tourists.
Plan your visit to the city of Covington today to explore the charming backdrop for beloved films over the years.
- by TLP Editors
- by Simon Davidson