• Fairview Area
  • Hampton
  • Locust Grove
  • McDonough
  • Stockbridge
Fairview Area
Fairview, located near I-675 & I-285 in the northern portion of Henry County, is a stone's throw from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and a short drive from Downtown Atlanta.  Fairview is also located in close proximity to Clayton State University and Georgia Perimeter College.
 
The Fairview area is experiencing a lot of growth and development, including the Ellenwood Village (Fairview) Commercial Corridor, a walkable health and wellness community currently under development.  Fairview's Ellenwood Village is a Health & Wellness Walkable Community and a community designated as an Airport Community by the Atlanta Airport Chamber. Ellenwood Village will include medical, retail, restaurants, walking paths, green space, and various water features. The master plan calls for two medical office buildings, an ambulatory surgical center and an urgent care center. 

North Henry County is currently medically under served providing opportunities for companies to: 
 
 -Gain new access points to an emerging market; 
 -Increase network of customers 
 -Strengthen reputation in the North Henry County marketplace
 
Recently approved SPLOST IV Projects for North Henry County that will bring added value to the area’s business corridor include a new sewer project for North Henry, a new police precinct, a new fire station and a number of intersection and road improvements.

Recently, Henry County closed on 40 acres of property at Fairview/Anvil Block Roads near the new medical development to build a destination park that will attract soccer and Lacrosse tournaments to the area. The development is currently in the design phase and constructions expected to begin summer 2015.
Hampton
Hampton hugs U.S. Highway 19/41 in the southwestern portion of Henry County. Originally called Bear Creek, it was incorporated in 1873, and following the Civil War, its name was changed to honor General Wade Hampton of South Carolina. Home to Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton receives more visitors than any other city in the county, and AMS races draw more visitors than any other sporting event in the state. 
 
Tour Hampton’s century old, Historic Train Depot or tour the brewing process at Jailhouse Brewing Company, which is actually located in a former jailhouse. Nash Farm Battlefield Park, a 204-acre public park, is another Hampton destination you will not want to miss.
 
Large Hampton employers including Southern States, which manufactures high-voltage disconnects for the electric industry, and the Federal Aviation Administration Air Route Traffic Control Center, which serves the southeastern United States all call Hampton, GA home. Corporate jets land at the Atlanta South Regional Airport, Henry County’s airport located adjacent to Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Locust Grove
The City of Locust Grove derived its name from a beautiful grove of locust trees that could be seen throughout the town. This tranquil Henry County community is a place for combining tradition with change. Locust Grove was a major rail distribution center for cotton, peaches, and other farm products. One of Henry County's most important landmark buildings is the Locust Grove Institute (LGI), founded by The Locust Grove Baptist Church and Mercer University.  In 1983, the City of Locust Grove purchased the building and it is presently known as the Locust Grove Municipal Complex.   
 
Smead Manufacturing Company, Sims Superior Seating and Home Depot’s new 1.1 million square foot Internet Fulfillment Center are among the industry that call Locust Grove home. The Tanger Outlets opened for business in the fall of 1994, and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Tanger features more than 70 brand name factory outlet stores including Eddie Bauer, Gap, Liz Claiborne, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
 
Locust Grove’s Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center is a 250 acre sanctuary for abused, unwanted and neglected animals. Noah's Ark has over 1,500 animals with 100 different species and is home to the world’s only known Tiger, Lion, and Bear family living within the same enclosure. Noah’s Ark is a beautiful "park like" setting with paved pathways and picnic areas to bring your family and enjoy an afternoon out.
 
Locust Grove's new train viewing platform provides the perfect place to enjoy watching the more than 50 trains that pass through Locust Grove daily.
McDonough
The historic City of McDonough, known as the Geranium City, is the county seat of Henry County. It was incorporated in 1823 and named for Captain James McDonough, the hero of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812.
 
Not only does McDonough have a rich history, it is home to a number of major national and international companies including Home Depot, Whirlpool, Ken’s Foods, ALPLA, and Luxottica Retail Group. McDonough also serves as a center for the arts with The Henry Players, a local theatrical group and the Henry County Performing Arts Center and a center for education with Mercer University, Southern Crescent Technical College, Clayton State University, Academy for Advanced Studies, Gordon State College and the University of Phoenix all having a presence in McDonough.
 
McDonough hosts a number of annual events including the Geranium Festival and Christmas Extravaganza and monthly events such as their Haunted History Tours and Ladies Night Out.  McDonough also hosts the Roberto Clemente World Series in mid-July at Richard Craig Park and various annual youth and adult 
sports tournaments.
Stockbridge
Stockbridge is located in the northern part of the county, between Interstates 675 and 75 and along the Norfolk-Southern railroad. The community was founded in 1829 one mile north of its present site around the old Concord Methodist Church. In the late 1800s, when the railroad was built, the town moved south to be near the railroad. Stockbridge was the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Sr. and the internationally-acclaimed music group, Collective Soul.
 
Clark Community Park, Gardner Park, and Simmons Park and the Merle Manders Conference Center are located within the city and have playgrounds, walking trails, pavilions, tennis courts, and picnic areas. A small park beside the former city hall features a fountain and built-to-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty. 
 
Here, thousands of visitors are attracted to attend golf tournaments and other events at Eagle's Landing Country Club. Various residential neighborhoods, office parks and commercial areas are part of this 3,000 acre mixed-use development. Apartments, condominiums, cluster homes, estates, farms… they’re all here and in every price range.

Neighboring the growing city of Stockbridge to the east, the Lake Spivey Community offers a variety of home options including communities offering amenities such as a swimming pool, clubhouse and tennis courts for homeowners and their guest.

The city’s largest employers include Georgia Power Company’s Customer Care Center and Xerox, Inc., as well as the 215 bed Piedmont Henry Hospital.