If you like fishing, hunting and driving a General Lee, then we guarantee that you’ll love the 4 filming spots you can visit from the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. We proudly boast the Duke Family on the resume of the Original Hollywood of the SouthÒ, Covington Georgia! This resume is “fuller than a possum on a gumbush” according to Deputy Enos Strate! The Dukes of Hazzard TV Series on Primetime Television kept everyone’s favorite Duke Boys, played by John Schneider and Tom Wopat, and cousin Daisy, played by Catherine Bach, in trouble with the law and stealing hearts while on screen!
- Elm Street
Everybody remembers the very first episode “One Armed Bandits”, when the Duke boys chased Cooter, who borrowed Rosco’s Patrol Car. In that scene, you can see the General Lee on Elm Street in Covington jumping 157 feet into the air. This jump over the old railroad tracks is north of Floyd Street, between Usher and Williams Streets.
2. Hwy 81 and Herring Street
The Elm Street jump isn’t the only familiar film location in Covington. Near the end of the pilot episode “One Armed Bandits” the Dukes boys are being chased by Rosco and Enos on their way to the Orphanage. You can see the cars crossing the railroad tracks located at Highway 81, (Emory Street) and Herring Street in Covington.
3. Covington Courthouse
Episode 1, “One Armed Bandits,” and 5, “High Octane,” feature the Newton County Courthouse aka the Hazzard County Courthouse. In episode 5 “High Octane,” you can spot Bo and Luke together with their uncle Jesse walking up the steps of the Hazzard County Courthouse, located at 1124 Clark Street. The boys were on their way to visit their probation officer.
4. Clark Street
This shot is taken in front of the Courthouse, located at 1124 Clark Street in Covington, looking to the west. In this scene, you can see Cooter fixing the General Lee’s taillight. Note the big dent in the General Lee. You can also see BB&T Bank in the back to the right, at the time this was the Bank of Covington
A big thank you to Warner Bros for making Covington its home for the first five episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard,” we will forever be Hazzard County! If you’re in the Hollywood of the SouthÒ, make a trip to see the filming locations for The Dukes of Hazzard to snap a selfie and share with us by tagging @GoCovingtonGa or using our hashtag #HollywoodOfTheSouth, #HazzardCouty, or #FilmCovingon.