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).

McDonough History

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.

McDonough Transportation

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.

Mcdonough Almanac

CountyHenry County
Standard Zip Codes30253, 30252
Phone Area Codes6,78,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.45
Approximate Longitude-84.14

Mcdonough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance36.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Locust Grove6,540$62,816
Sunny Side160$0

Mcdonough Public Libraries

Henry County Library System
Mcdonough, Georgia
(678) 432-5353

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Mcdonough Public Schools

East Lake Elementary
199 E Lake Rd
ZIP: 30252
(678) 583-8947
Total Enrollment 668
Ola Elementary School
278 N Ola Rd
ZIP: 30252
(770) 957-5777
Total Enrollment 869
Ola High School
357 N Ola Rd
ZIP: 30252
(770) 288-3222
Total Enrollment 1560
Ola Middle School
353 N Ola Rd
ZIP: 30252
(770) 288-2108
Total Enrollment 1160
Rock Spring Elementary
1550 Stroud Rd
ZIP: 30252
(770) 957-6851
Total Enrollment 711
Timber Ridge Elementary School
2825 Highway 20 E
ZIP: 30252
(770) 288-3237
Total Enrollment 550
Tussahaw Elementary
225 Coan Dr
ZIP: 30252
(770) 957-0164
Total Enrollment 565
Union Grove High
120 E Lake Rd
ZIP: 30252
(678) 583-8502
Total Enrollment 1574
Union Grove Middle
210 E Lake Rd
ZIP: 30252
(678) 583-8978
Total Enrollment 1008
Eagle's Landing High School
301 Tunis Rd
ZIP: 30253
(770) 954-9515
Total Enrollment 1226
Eagle's Landing Middle School
295 Tunis Rd
ZIP: 30253
(770) 914-8189
Total Enrollment 987
Flippen Elementary School
425 Peach Dr
ZIP: 30253
(770) 954-3522
Total Enrollment 646
Henry County High School
401 Tomlinson St
ZIP: 30253
(770) 957-3943
Total Enrollment 1031
Henry County Middle School
166 Holly Smith Dr
ZIP: 30253
(770) 957-3945
Total Enrollment 789
Hickory Flat Elementary School
841 Brannan Rd
ZIP: 30253
(770) 898-0107
Total Enrollment 697
Mcdonough Elementary School
330 Tomlinson St
ZIP: 30253
(770) 957-4101
Total Enrollment 490
Oakland Elementary School
551 Highway 81 W
ZIP: 30253
(770) 954-1901
Total Enrollment 766
Walnut Creek Elementary
3535 Mcdonough Pkwy
ZIP: 30253
(770) 288-8561
Total Enrollment 470
Wesley Lakes Elementary School
685 Mcdonough Pkwy
ZIP: 30253
(770) 914-1889
Total Enrollment 530

Mcdonough Private Schools

Lake Dow Christian Academy
425 Lake Dow Rd
ZIP: 30252
Total Enrollment 48
New Creation Christian Academy
334 Lake Dow Rd
ZIP: 30252
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 220
The Sharon School
571 N Ola Rd
ZIP: 30252
Total Enrollment 144
Abc Montessori Academy For The Brilliant Child
483 Walker Dr
ZIP: 30253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Creekside Christian Academy
175 Foster Dr
ZIP: 30253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 504
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
2400 Highway 42 N
ZIP: 30253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1029
Living Word Christian Academy
185 Tunis Rd
ZIP: 30253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
Peoples Baptist Academy
850 Mill Rd
ZIP: 30253
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 248
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