The Dukes of Hazzard

Broadcast; 1979-1985

Location; Covington, Georgia, USA.

Hands down this was my absolute favorite TV show when I was a kid.

I was only 3 years old when it was first broadcast in the UK and due to the slightly more adult nature of the early shows the first series was broadcast after 9pm so I’m fairly sure I wouldnt have started watching until season 2 but after that I was hooked to the television every Saturday night. I even went missing from a Christmas party before Santa turned up so that I could run home and watch the Dukes (it was an age before video recorders).

90% of all the episodes were filmed on the Warner Bros. back lot in southern California but for the first five episodes and before the studio knew it had a hit on its hands the shows were filmed in the small town of Covington Georgia and the surrounding area.

In 2017 I was able to visit Covington as well as the grounds of Oxford College where the first jump of the General Lee was filmed then onto the actual Boars nest bar which is now a church.

After visiting Covington we pointed the hire car for the Apalachian mountains and in to the town of Gatlinburg where there is a branch of Cooters, the Dukes of Hazzard museum. Nothing like being 3000 miles from home and playing a round of Dukes of Hazzard crazy golf at 9pm in the evening.

The Dukes of Hazzard

Broadcast; 1979-1985

Location; Covington, Georgia, USA.

Hands down this was my absolute favorite TV show when I was a kid.

I was only 3 years old when it was first broadcast in the UK and due to the slightly more adult nature of the early shows the first series was broadcast after 9pm so I’m fairly sure I wouldnt have started watching until season 2 but after that I was hooked to the television every Saturday night. I even went missing from a Christmas party before Santa turned up so that I could run home and watch the Dukes (it was an age before video recorders).

90% of all the episodes were filmed on the Warner Bros. back lot in southern California but for the first five episodes before the studio knew it had a hit on its hands the shows were filmed in the small town of Covington Georgia and the surrounding area.

In 2017 I was able to visit Covington as well as the grounds of Oxford College where the first jump of the General Lee was filmed then onto the actual Boars nest bar which is now a church.

After visiting Covington we pointed the hire car for the Apalachian mountains and in to the town of Gatlinburg where there is a branch of Cooters, the Dukes of Hazzard museum. Nothing like being 3000 miles from home and playing a round of Dukes of Hazzard crazy golf at 9pm in the evening.

 

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