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Henry County is located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. Per the 2020 census, the population of Henry County is 240,712, up from 203,922 in 2010. The county seat is McDonough. The county was named for Patrick Henry.

Henry County is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area. The Henry County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Living in Henry County

Henry County, Georgia was created by the Georgia State Legislature in 1821 from land acquired from the Creek Indian Nation by the First Treaty of Indian Springs. Henry’s original land area was much larger than it is today, stretching from near Indian Springs (present-day Indian Springs State Park) in the south to the Chattahoochee River near Sandy Springs in the north; encompassing most of present-day Metropolitan Atlanta. Before one year passed the size of the County was diminished through the separation of land areas which, in whole or in part, became present day DeKalb, Fulton, Fayette and Newton Counties. Later divisions resulted in Clayton, Spalding, Rockdale and Butts counties.

In the beginning Henry County was a virgin wilderness, having just been ceded from the Creek Nation. Prior to 1821, the Creeks and a few trappers and traders were the only residents of this area. The Creek Indians left their mark through place names, a few small Indian Mounds scattered around the County and through the arrowheads and broken pottery which can be found throughout Henry County.

Jesse Johnson, son of John Johnson and great-grandfather of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, was a “first settler” of Henry County. He was a prosperous farmer, the second sheriff (1822–1835), and judge, before he moved to Texas. In 1995, Henry County was the sixth-fastest-growing county in the United States.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 327 square miles (850 km2), of which 322 square miles (830 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11 km2) (1.4%) is water.

The vast majority of Henry County is located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin, with just a very small western corner, west of Hampton, located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).

Adjacent counties

  • DeKalb County – north
  • Rockdale County – northeast
  • Newton County – east
  • Butts County – southeast
  • Spalding County – southwest
  • Clayton County – west

Major highways

  • Interstate 75
  • Interstate 675
  • U.S. Route 19
  • U.S. Route 23
  • U.S. Route 41
  • State Route 3
  • State Route 20
  • State Route 42
  • State Route 81
    State Route 138
  • State Route 155
  • State Route 401 (unsigned designation for I-75)
  • State Route 413 (unsigned designation for I-675)
  • Georgia State Route 920 (unsigned designation for Jonesboro Road)

Pedestrians and cycling
Reeves Creek Trail

Transit systems
Henry County operates its own reservation-based transit service for use by county residents. In addition, Xpress, a regional commuter bus service operated by the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, serves park-and-ride lots in Stockbridge, Hampton, and McDonough.

Goya Foods has its Atlanta offices in an unincorporated area near McDonough.

Additionally a pair of warehouses used to exist along US 23 south of McDonough. One of which was owned by Whirlpool Corporation, and the other by Toys ‘R’ Us.

WKKP is the local radio media outlet. It broadcasts 24 hours a day on 100.9 FM and 1410 AM, and has a classic country format.

The Henry Herald and the Henry County Times are the local county news print media.

The semi-professional soccer team Georgia Revolution FC plays in the National Premier Soccer League at the Warhawk Stadium.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is located in Henry County and hosts an annual NASCAR race and many other events throughout the year, including the 2021 Publix Atlanta Marathon, which moved to the Speedway premises.

Local public schools are operated by the Henry County Schools.

Enriched Virtual Program

  • Impact academy

Alternative schools

  • EXCEL Academy (known as Patrick Henry alternative)
  • Mainstay Academy (GNETS – Special Education)

Private schools

  • ABC Montessori (Toddler – 12)
  • Bible Baptist Christian School (K4–12)
  • Community Christian School (Nursery–12)
  • Creekside Christian Academy
  • Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (K3–12)
  • Lake Dow Christian Academy
  • New Creation Christian Academy
  • North Henry Academy (K3–8)
  • Strong Rock Christian School (K–12)
  • Peoples Baptist Academy
  • Heritage Baptist Christian School
  • The Sharon School
  • McDonough Methodist Academy

Higher education

Mercer University has a Regional Academic Center in McDonough. The center, opened in 2003, offers programs through the university’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies and Mercer’s Tift College of Education. Clayton State University and Gordon College also offer a range of college courses at the Academy for Advanced Studies in McDonough.

Southern Crescent Technical College’s Henry County Center (in McDonough) offers programs in Allied Health, Business Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Computer Information Systems, Personal Services, Public Safety, and Drafting Technology.

Cities

  • Hampton
  • Locust Grove
  • McDonough
  • Stockbridge

Census-designated place

  • Heron Bay (part)

Unincorporated communities

  • Blacksville
  • Ellenwood (part)
  • Flippen
  • Kelleytown
  • Luella
  • Ola
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Starshines 4.5 star rating 83 reviews
3b Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 781-5290

Pasta Max Cafe 4.5 star rating 267 reviews
50 Griffin St
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 320-9311

Nana's Chicken n Waffles 3.5 star rating 65 reviews
1500 Hwy
Ste 130
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 878-1307

Crust And Craft 4.5 star rating 94 reviews
15 Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 507-0073

Fat Boiz 4.0 star rating 58 reviews
573 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

(678) 759-1590

KPop BBQ and Bar - McDonough 4.5 star rating 226 reviews
1901 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

(678) 519-3274

81 North Kitchen and Tap 4.0 star rating 5 reviews
3503 Hwy 81
McDonough, GA 30252

Miller's Ale House 4.0 star rating 250 reviews
1490 GA-20
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 741-0080

Southern Roots Tavern & Eatery 3.5 star rating 43 reviews
15 Griffin St
McDonough, GA 30253

(678) 759-0302

1942 Social 4.0 star rating 33 reviews
7240 Davidson Pkwy N
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(678) 604-7985

Hybrid 3.5 star rating 5 reviews
909 Eagles Landing Pkwy
Ste 150
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(678) 782-3668

Miller's Ale House 4.0 star rating 250 reviews
1490 GA-20
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 741-0080

Crust And Craft 4.5 star rating 94 reviews
15 Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 507-0073

Seven Sports Bar & Lounge 2.5 star rating 88 reviews
3570 Hwy 138 Se
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(470) 878-0087

Fusion Restaurant & Bar 4.0 star rating 276 reviews
380 Highway 155 S
Mcdonough, GA 30253

(678) 833-0813

Goat Sports Lounge 3.5 star rating 17 reviews
402 GA 155 S
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 317-9757

Publix - McDonough 3.5 star rating 30 reviews
2158 Highway 20 W
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 898-6650

I G A 4.0 star rating 4 reviews
103 S Commerce Ave
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

(706) 663-2293

Publix - Locust Grove 3.5 star rating 19 reviews
2730 Hwy 155
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(770) 288-4180

Kroger Co 1.5 star rating 23 reviews
301 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 954-4370

BoJaynes 4.5 star rating 149 reviews
371 Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 914-1154

T & T Meats 4.5 star rating 21 reviews
399 Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 305-7090

Publix Super Market 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
3479 Hwy 81
McDonough, GA 30252

(770) 305-9357

Walmart Supercenter 1.5 star rating 49 reviews
135 Willow Ln
Mcdonough, GA 30253

(678) 432-2023

Queen Bee Coffee Company 4.5 star rating 125 reviews
58 Griffin St
McDonough, GA 30253

(678) 883-2233

Smash Brews 4.5 star rating 4 reviews
1380 S Zach Hinton Pkwy
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 878-1185

Starshines 4.5 star rating 83 reviews
3b Keys Ferry St
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 781-5290

Decadent A Coffee and Dessert Bar 4.0 star rating 16 reviews
1561 Hwy 20 W
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 507-0778

Lucy Lu's Coffee Cafe 4.5 star rating 37 reviews
42 N Mulberry St
Jackson, GA 30233

(470) 251-5262

Fig Tree Cafe 4.5 star rating 60 reviews
126 S Main St
Jonesboro, GA 30236

(770) 629-6219

Bread and Butter Bakery 4.0 star rating 146 reviews
1124 Monticello St SW
Covington, GA 30014

(470) 444-1330

Awake Coffee Community 4.5 star rating 70 reviews
909 Commercial St NE
Conyers, GA 30012

(678) 392-2400

Fitness 1440 - McDonough 5.0 star rating 3 reviews
294 Racetrack Rd 106
Ste 106
Mcdonough, GA 30252

(678) 782-6566

Muscle Etc. Gym Fitness Center 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
495 Stanley K Tanger Blvd
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(404) 803-1054

Gold's Gym 4.0 star rating 7 reviews
250 Business Ctr Dr
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(678) 565-8682

Workout Anytime 4.0 star rating 4 reviews
2694 N McDonough Rd
Highway 155
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(678) 782-7885

Body Garage Fitness 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
4717 N Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(404) 384-0799

Workout Anytime 4.5 star rating 9 reviews
3658 Lake Spiey Pkwy
Highway 138 SE
Stockbridge, GA 30281

(678) 369-3658

LA Fitness 2.0 star rating 47 reviews
95 Foster Dr
McDonough, GA 30253

(678) 228-8011

Gym 360 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
73 Fairview Rd
Ste C
Ellenwood, GA 30294

(404) 386-7270

Pet Supermarket 4.0 star rating 7 reviews
1541 Highway 20 W
Ste 120
McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 302-0023

Pet Supermarket 3.5 star rating 3 reviews
930 Highway 81 E
Ste 4
McDonough, GA 30252

(770) 302-1091

Wild Spirit Ranch Dachshunds 5.0 star rating 3 reviews
240 N Indian Creek Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(678) 783-6760

The Stock Market Country Store 4.0 star rating 4 reviews
4479 Hwy 20 SE
Conyers, GA 30013

(770) 483-8620

1st Place Dog Grooming 4.0 star rating 24 reviews
549 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

(470) 781-5705

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary 4.5 star rating 58 reviews
712 L G Griffin Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(770) 957-0888

Ellenwood Dog Grooming 5.0 star rating 4 reviews
3540 Anvilblock Rd
Ellenwood, GA 30294

(404) 343-4123

Park Pet Supply 5.0 star rating 108 reviews
479 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Ste A
Atlanta, GA 30316

(404) 588-0140