Clayton County was formed out
of Fayette (to the west) and Henry (to the east) in 1858 and was
named after Judge Augustin S. Clayton, who served in
the Georgia General Assembly. As of 2010, the population was
259,424. At 143 square miles, Clayton is the third
smallest county in the state (out of 159)
and the second smallest in the 10-county region,
larger only than Rockdale.
A suburban community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta,
Clayton County has a relaxed and neighborly feel like a small town,
but with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. An
attractive lifestyle, business opportunities, a fine public
educational system plus a 4-year college, and numerous excellent
healthcare facilities make Clayton County a highly attractive place
to live, work and play.
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