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.