The Original Hollywood of the South
History, Haunting and Hollywood
History abounds, Covington Ga… Covington retains its classic southern appeal. We have one of the most picturesque and historic areas in Georgia. Downtown is thriving with quaint boutiques and many great restaurants.
Towns have their “ghost” with stories. Covington has many stories. Covington Ghost Tours offers a historical ghost tour. You walk the beautiful streets and hear stories associated with each location. You will hear the history of the location. Guests love this!
Covington isn’t new to filming. Our film roots run deep. So deep, we trademarked the name Hollywood of the South. It started in 1954 with A Man Called Peter, starring Richard Todd and Jean Peters. Productions became sparse but this changed, due to the popular television show, In the Heat of the Night. Covington became Sparta, MS. Soon more movies were coming and continued. Movies can be a short fling. Television series come to town, stay, spending money and creating jobs year after year. The popular series, The Vampire Diaries just finished up 8 seasons but Covington will forever be Mystic Falls. Fans from all over make their way here to see the real “backlot” and visit all the actual locations. They can book a 3 hour guided tour with Mystic Falls Tours or use our self-guided map. In the Heat of the Night fans can take a self- guided tour. We have a very detailed brochure with key locations within the downtown area. Heat fans still come to visit all the time. I guess you could call us the city with many names, Hazzard County, Sparta, or Mystic Falls, but at the end of the day we are the beautiful town of Covington, GA. A great place to visit. We have something for everyone.