Introduction to Stockbridge, Georgia
Stockbridge, Georgia, in Henry county, is 16 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Stockbridge's population is 9,853.
This area was first settled by Europeans in 1829, when the Concord Methodist Church was organized. The first post office in this area was established in 1829, and it was incorporated as a town in 1895. During the August of 1920, Stockbridge was incorporated as a city and likely named after Thomas Stock, the President of the Georgia State Senate during the 1820s.
Stockbridge and nearby Attractions
- Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- Panola Mountain State Park
- Georgia Aquarium
- Atlanta Cyclorama
- Collins Hill Aquatic Center
Things To Do In Stockbridge
Local art museums include the High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. CNN Studios, the Atlanta Zoo, the World of Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Botanical Garden are all accessible from Stockbridge. The Southerness Golf Club is nearby as well.
William B.Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.
Stockbridge Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Clayton State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Morris Brown College, the Atlanta Metropolitan College, Georgia State University, Luther Rice University and Emory University.