The Newtown Flea Market. A couple of weeks before Christmas I saw an ad in a mailer the Calhoun Times sends out. I visited the market the next weekend. If you were coming from I-75 on Hwy 156 (Red Bud Road) you would pass the Gordon County Hospital on the left. A little further on the right is Newtown Rd. Turn right. About two miles on the left, just as the road passes under I-75 sits the Newtown Flea Market.
The market has a good feel to it. The sheds are old but the shops were warm and well organized. The sheds and tables form a large horse shoe with parking in the middle. On the outside there is a lot of glassware. Inside the shops I found a wide variety of good used merchandise and some new. Clothes, hats, knives, belts, books, VHS, CDs, DVDs, tools, some antiques and small appliances.
Talking to an old timer I found out there had been a fire in one of the sheds a couple of years back. Many folks thought the market was closed. The management and vendors recently started some advertising to remedy that misconception. At the time I visited outside spots with two tables under the sheds were five dollars. There were no inside spots available but I was told the rate for them was fifty dollars a month.