Category: Henry

Henry County Information

Many family activities and sporting events are held in the metro-Atlanta area of Henry County. Fairs and festivals are common, and they are a great attraction. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located in Hampton, and it hosts two major NASCAR events. The Panola Mountain State Conservation Park is located on the border of the county, and it surrounds Panola Mountain. Henry County is a very appealing place to live for those who enjoy outdoor activities and want to live close to the city of Atlanta.

Hampton
www.cityofhampton-ga.gov

Located only 30 miles from Atlanta, Hampton offers close proximity to a major city while retaining a small community atmosphere. Hampton is home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Nash Farm Battlefield. It is only a few hours away from the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. The city has maintained many historic homes and traditions. The National Registry of Historic Places recognizes the 100 year old Train Depot, and the depot is open daily for visitors. Hampton has been coined as a “Tree City” and a “Bird Sanctuary” for its beautiful natural attractions.

Locust Grove
www.locustgrove-ga.gov
(770) 957-5043

Locust Grove is being “discovered” by locals as a charming, woodsy community with affordable housing, a rural feel and accessibility to downtown Atlanta via interstate highway. Locust Grove also is home to the Cubitacha Outdoor Center. In 1999 Henry County’s wetland enhancement and preservation corridor was created to improve and protect existing wildlife habitats while also providing a place for public education. The center encompasses almost 1000 contiguous acres. Situated between three of the county’s reservoirs, the center protects the diverse fish and wildlife habitats.

McDonough
www.mcdonoughga.org
(770) 957-3915

The county seat, McDonough, contains many historic attractions including the Brown House, which was built in 1826 for a man from South Carolina who fought in the Revolutionary War. The city also has the Shingleroof Methodist Campground, which was a training camp for Confederate troops during the Civil War. The business district, right outside the beautiful Square, provides antiques, shops, and dining for residents and visitors. McDonough has a Welcome Center in the Square that is a 1920’s prototype Service Station, and it is home for Main Street McDonough and McDonough Hospitality and Tourism. Only 25 miles from Atlanta and 20 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, residents of McDonough have easy access to every amenity.

Stockbridge
www.cityofstockbridge.com
(770) 389-7900

Incorporated as a town in 1895 and as a city in 1920, Stockbridge lies at the northern part of Henry County. A settlement as early as 1829 it became a crossroads when it applied for a post office prior to the Civil War. Today a booming suburb it is a crossroads city for Interstates 75 and 675 for those looking for alternate commuting routes to Atlanta. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is only 12 miles from Stockbridge, providing easy access for travel.

County Seat
McDonough

County Population
203,922

Millage Rates (uninc.)
10.97

Median Home Price
$132,000

Municipalities
Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough, and Stockbridge

 

HENRY COUNTY OFFICES
Main Contact Information
www.co.henry.ga.us
(770) 954-2400

All Emergencies
911

Animal Control
(770) 288-7387

Business License
(770) 288-8180

Henry County Tax Commissioner
David Curry
(770) 288-8180

County Extension Office
(770) 288-8421

Driver’s License
(404) 657-9300

Fire and Emergency Services
(770) 288-6600

Planning and Zoning
(770) 288-7526

Police Department
(770) 288-8200

Voter Registration
(770) 288-6448

 

Municipalities
City of Hampton
www.cityofhampton-ga.gov
(770) 946-4306

City of Locust Grove
www.locustgrove-ga.gov
(770) 957-5043

City of McDonough
www.mcdonoughga.org
(770) 957-3915

City of Stockbridge
www.cityofstockbridge.com
(770) 389-7900

Electricity
Georgia Power
www.georgiapower.com

888-660-5890

Central Georgia EMC
www.cgemc.com

(770) 775-7857

Snapping Shoals EMC
www.ssemc.com

(770) 786-3484

Gas Companies

Georgia Public Service Commission
www.psc.state.ga.us

(404) 656-4501

Water and Sewer
Henry County Water and Sewage Authority
www.hcwsa.com

(770) 957-6659

Hampton City Clerk
(770) 946-4306

Locust Grove City Hall
(770) 957-5043

Stockbridge City Hall
(770) 389-7900

McDonough City Hall
(770) 957-3915

Recycling

www.co.henry.ga.us
(770) 288-6410

Cable Television
Charter Communications
www.charter.com

800-955-7766

Comcast
www.comcast.com

800-266-2278

Telephone
AT&T
www.att.com

Residential
(404) 780-2355

Business
(404) 780-2800

EDUCATION
Public Schools
Henry County School System
www.henry.k12.ga.us

(770) 957-6601

HOSPITALS
Henry Medical Center
www.henrymedical.com

(678) 604-1000

Piedmont Fayette Hospital
www.fayettehospital.org

(770) 719-7000

Rockdale Medical Center
www.rockdalemedicalcenter.org

(770) 918-3000

Southern Regional Medical Center
www.southernregional.org

(770) 991-8000

Spaulding Regional Medical Center
www.spaldingregional.com

(770) 228-2721

Sylvan Grove Hospital
www.sylvangrovehospital.com
(770) 775-7861

LIBRARIES
Cochran Public Library
770-389-7896

Fairview Public Library
770-389-6277

Fortson Public Library
770-954-2812

Locust Grove Public Library
770-954-2810

McDonough Public Library
770-954-2806

NEWSPAPERS
Henry Daily Herald
www.henryherald.com

(770) 957-9161

Henry County Neighbor
www.henry-neighbor.com

(404) 363-8484

Henry County Times
www.henrycountytimes.com

(770) 957-6314

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