Clayton County is a Georgia county that was formed out of portions of Fayette and Henry counties. It's named after Judge Augustin S Clayton, who served in the General Assembly during colonial times before it became an independent state in 1864.
Clayton has seen a population boom as the county's economy strengthens. The third-smallest of all Georgia counties, Clayton is experiencing increased growth that will put it at 143 square miles when combined with its current size, making this area even more bustling than before.
On the north side of Clayton County, six different cities make up this area. These include College Park, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy Morrow, and Riverdale.
Clayton County is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making it one of Georgia's largest metropolitan areas. With a population density second only to DeKalb County near downtown Chicago and an economy driven by civil aviation and retail trade (including distribution), Clayton offers residents all they need in terms of professional career opportunities at organizations like Delta Air Lines or UPS.
Clayton County Public Schools is the fifth-largest school system in Georgia and hosts only two I.B. diploma programs. For students looking for an academically challenging, balanced education with final exams that prepare them to succeed at universities or beyond - Lovejoy High School has what you're searching for!
The county's most prominent landmark may be Spivey Hall - built between 1893-95 by Confederate veteran James Dickey III (or IV). The National Archives at Atlanta has its home here, too; they document our country's history through records like deeds & mortgages dating back centuries ago.
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