Introduction to McDonough, Georgia
Located in Henry county, McDonough, Georgia, is 25 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 8,493 people live in McDonough.
McDonough was established in the year 1823, named in honor of Thomas MacDonough, a naval officer. The community was founded on a traditional "town square" design. The city of McDonough holds a seat on Henry county, Georgia. Henry county was established in the year 1821 by the Georgia State Legislature. It was founded post the First Treaty of Indian Springs which allowed the land to be acquired from the Creek Indian Nation.
McDonough and nearby Attractions
- Panola Mountain State Park
- Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
- Indian Springs State Park
- Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
- High Falls State Park
- William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Things To Do In McDonough
The city of McDonough is home to several museums such as the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, APEX Museum, and Center for Puppetry Arts. The region is dotted with churches, including the McDonough Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, and Wesley Methodist Church. The Henry County Library System is also in the area. Lake Spivey Golf Club, Georgia National Golf Club, and Cottonfields Golf Course are the area's local golf courses. The residents of McDonough also host the Geranium Festival every year in May.
The closest airport to the city is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
McDonough Higher Education
Higher education is available at Clayton College and State University and Georgia State University.