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Henry County, Georgia


Henry County, created in 1821 from Creek Indian lands, was named for Virginia patriot Patrick Henry, and the county seat of McDonough, was named for Commodore Thomas McDonough who was victorious over the British on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. The state legislature later divided land originally set aside as Henry County into Butts, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Newton and Spalding counties and large portions of present day Rockdale and Fayette counties. Modern-day Henry County consists of 326.482034 square miles and is home to an estimated 218,700 residents.

 

Located just 30 miles south of Atlanta, Henry County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the country. Offering residents a low cost of living with a high quality of life, Henry County provides an excellent location, plentiful housing options, a highly rated school system, a top-notch health care system and a variety of recreation and cultural options, making it the perfect place to live, work and play.

 

Henry County's proximity makes it easy for residents to enjoy Atlanta's attractions, while also offering residents a wealth of entertainment options outside Atlanta’s perimeter, as Henry County is home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and NASCAR, Panola Mountain State Park, the Henry County Veterans Wall of Honor and Veterans Museum. History buffs will find Henry County rich in history while the outdoor enthusiast will love its plentiful parks, recreation centers and outdoor attractions. From rolling pastures to bustling retail establishments and gorgeous parks with a variety of amenities, Henry County has something for everyone.