A straight shot south on Interstate 75, Henry County is just 30 minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Downtown Atlanta. With Southern neighborhoods, a solid education system and plenty of recreational and economic opportunities, there's little need to leave the county limits. As one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia, Henry continues to experience growth. Major employers include Henry County Schools, Piedmont Henry Hospital, Henry County Government, Federal Aviation Administration and Briggs & Stratton, with retail, manufacturing, service and distribution serving as the top industries.
Commuting is easy when you live in Henry. Located along 20 miles of I-75, the county claims seven interchanges to Interstates 65, 285, 85 and 20. For those coming into town for a weekend visit, there's more than enough to do. Trail hiking and nature education abounds at Cubihatcha Outdoor Center and at Panola Mountain State Conservation Park. Meanwhile, racing fans will enjoy being in the center of it all at NASCAR host, Atlanta Motor Speedway. If you're an animal lover, you'll enjoy Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center, while history buffs can visit Nash Farm Battlefield and Heritage Park Museum.
Best known as the home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton has more visitors than any other city in the county, and AMS races draw more visitors than any other sporting event in the state. The Federal Aviation Administration Air Route Traffic Control Center is also one of the top employers in the area.
Located within 35 miles of Downtown Atlanta, Locust Grove offers a growing selection of retail, dining, lodging and business opportunities; and the city boasts a wide array of housing options and unparalleled government services.
Attractions in this Civil War-era town include Southern Belle Farm, a 200-acre working farm with seasonal family activities like a corn maze, pumpkin patch and strawberry picking. McDonough also hosts the Geranium Festival each May, which celebrates the community with an open-air craft market and live music.
Stockbridge was founded in 1829, but the town moved a few miles south later in order to be closer to the railroad. Stockbridge is home to Clark Community, Gardner and Simmons parks. Another small park beside city hall features a fountain and a built-to-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty.