Official Henry County Tourism Website


The Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) exists to promote Henry County's amenities and attractions and encourage the development of new attractions to enhance the tourism industry and strengthen Henry County's economy. Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM at the Henry County Chamber/Welcome Center.

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  • Henry County was named for the Virginia patriot, Patrick Henry.
  • At the beginning of the Civil War, Henry was one of the leading counties in Georgia, and McDonough one of the leading towns in the middle part of the state. It lay in the region of greatest production, and consequently was of great importance to the Confederacy, a fact later attested by its being included in Sherman’s path of destruction on his way to the sea. Many of the county records were destroyed by the invaders.
  • The largest cavalry raid in Georgia’s history and one the largest battles in the battle of Atlanta occurred in Henry County.
  • Henry County is comprised of four cities: Stockbridge, McDonough, Hampton and Locust Grove.
  • At one time Locust Grove was a nudist colony.
  • Hampton was named for General Wade Hampton, noted Confederate hero. It had previously been called Bear Creek due to the large number of black bears in the area.
  • Locust Grove derived its name from a beautiful grove of flowering locust trees.
  • McDonough was named in honor of Commodore Thomas McDonough whose victory on Lake Champlain was one of the most brilliant naval exploits in the War of 1812.
  • Stockbridge was name for Professor Stockbridge who was from the North and taught school in Henry County before the war.
  • Over 40 trains pass through Locust Grove each day
  • Stockbridge’s Eagle’s Landing Country Club was home to the LPGA for 15 years
  • Mallards Landing, located in Locust Grove, is a fly-in community complete with personal hangers and a community runway.
  • Hampton is home to Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • The nation’s busiest enroute air traffic control facility, Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, is located in Hampton, GA.
  • Henry County businesses produce many well known brands as well as many it would be good to get to know. Locally made products include: Ken’s Salad Dressing, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, Behr Paint, JailHouse Brewing Company beer, Curry & Echols Hot & Salty Pickles, Shane’s Rib Shack BBQ Sauce; De Wafelbakkers frozen pancakes and more.

Henry County Filmography – Scenes from the following films and television programs were filmed in Henry County:

  • Glory
  • We are Marshall
  • Zombieland
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • I’ll Fly Away (NBC television show)
  • Roswell (WB television show)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC television show)
  • Necessary Roughness (USA television show)
  • Resurrection (ABC television show)
  • Identity Thief 
  • Anchorman 2
  • Fast & Furious 7
  • We Are Marshall
  • Vacation
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Swamp Murders (Investigation Discovery television show)
  • Home Free (Fox television show)
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)
  • Dirty Grampa (2016)

Famous Henry Countains:

  • Jason Heyward – MLB player
  • Collective Soul – multi-platinum selling alternative rock band
  • Kyle Davies – MLB Player - one of the youngest starting pitchers ever to play for the Atlanta Braves
  • Casting Crowns - a popular Christian band
  • Kristal Marshall – former WWE Diva
  • Eramus W. Beck – United States Congressman
  • James T. Holtzclaw – Confederate General during the Civil War
  • Andrew Sloan – former United State Congressman
  • James W. Wise – former United States Congressman
  • Darrell Armstrong – former NBA player
  • Matt Murton – MLB player
  • J.R. Pinnock – NBA player
  • Steve Sylvester – Georgia Tech Linebacker

Board Member Company
Jeff Mills Chairman
Ansley Glenn Seasons Peak Marketing
David Gill Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Denise McKay The City of Hampton
Kyla Tammaro The Original Shane’s Rib Shack
Anna Williams The City of Locust Grove
Melissa Robinson Henry County Board of Commissioners
Ben Hopkins The City of Stockbridge
Carolea Campbell Courtyard by Marriott
Patrick McHugh 15th Street Pizza & Pub
Michelle Lassiter Red Roof Inn/La Quinta Inn & Suites
Ted Austad Atlanta Motor Speedway
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Just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta and strategically located on I-75 with seven interchanges in its borders, Henry County truly is “Comfortably South of Atlanta.” This comfortable location provides visitors easy access to a wide range of hotels, restaurants and area attractions.

Henry County is also conveniently located for travelers arriving by air, being only 20 minutes south of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson serves 151 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 52 countries.

Car Rentals

From Hartsfield-Jackson:

  • Advantage Rent A Car
  • (800) 777-5500
  • Airport Rent a Car of Atlanta (800) 905-4997
  • Alamo (800) 227-7368
  • Avis (404) 530-2725
  • Budget Car Rental (404) 530-3000
  • Dollar Rent A Car (866) 434-2226
  • Enterprise (404) 763-5220
  • EZ Rent a Car (800) 277-5171
  • Hertz (404) 530-2925
  • National (800) 227-7368
  • Payless (404) 768-2401
  • Sixt Rent a Car Atlanta (404) 698-4787
  • Thrifty Car Rental (800) 847-4389

Henry County:

  • Avis – Stockbridge (678) 289-2355
  • Enterprise – Stockbridge (770) 507-2227
  • Enterprise – McDonough (678) 432-0130

Taxi & Limo Services:

  • McDonough Taxi (678) 432-0598
  • Action Limousines (770) 507-1727

Public Transportation: Xpress South Corridor

(404) 463-GRTA -
The Xpress bus operates Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. except for designated holidays. Plan to arrive at the pick-up location at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time and remember to have exact change for a $3–$4 one-way ticket or $5–$7 for a round-trip ticket. (Price depends upon the route). Visit the Xpress website for a complete list of routes and schedules.

Henry County Routes Include:

  • 430 McDonough to Downtown/Midtown Atlanta
  • 431 Stockbridge to Midtown Atlanta
  • 432 Stockbridge to Downtown Atlanta
  • 440 Hampton-Jonesboro to Downtown Atlanta

A listing of urgent care and medical clinics that are Henry County Chamber of Commerce members are listed below.

List of Urgent Care Facilities

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Hudson Bridge
1510 Hudson Bridge Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Family Medical Clinic of McDonough
1631 Highway 20 West
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Mr. Allan Imes

Kids Time Pediatrics
125 Eagle Walk, Suite 150
Stockbridge, GA 30281

LiveOn Health Center
80 Vinings Dr
McDonough, GA 30253
(678) 284-6300

Piedmont Outpatient Center
101 Regency Park Drive,
Suite 100
McDonough, GA 30253
Ms. Janet Teknipp

Primary Pediatrics / Pediatrics After Hours
110 Regency Park Drive
McDonough, Georgia 30253


2 North Zack Hinton Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

5095 Mount Zion Parkway
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Eye Care (Weekend Hours)

Henry Vision Center
3656 Highway 138 SE
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Fallas Family Vision
1415 Highway 20 West
McDonough, Georgia 30253