Clayton County, Georgia

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Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 236,517. The 2008 Census estimate placed the population at 273,718.[1] The county seat is Jonesboro.[2]

Clayton County is within the five-county core of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, and is the county in which most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies.

The county was established in 1858 and named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton (1783–1839), who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1832 until 1835.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 144 square miles (373.0 km2), of which 143 square miles (370.4 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (1.15%) is water.

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