Hampton, Georgia

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Hampton is a city in southwestern Henry County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,857. Census Estimates for 2005 show a population of 4,743.

The Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Tara Field airport 4A7 are located 3 miles or 5 km west of Hampton. The Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center, the Federal Aviation Administration's ARTCC for the airspace over Atlanta and other parts of the Southeast U.S., is located in Hampton.

The city was once known as Bear Creek or Bear Creek Station, named for a creek that runs through the area. The town was moved and renamed when the railroad was built approx. 1 mile to the east. Named for Brig. General Wade Hampton an American soldier in Revolutionary War and War of 1812.

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Geography

Hampton is located at 33°22′53″N 84°17′22″W / 33.38139°N 84.28944°W / 33.38139; -84.28944 (33.381522, -84.289573)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.69%) is water.

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