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Welcome to McDonough ...

The city of McDonough is located in Henry County<1> and is the County Seat for Henry County.

The location of McDonough has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of McDonough: mac-DON-uh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McDonough has a population of 26,559 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of McDonough.

McDonough is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: McDonough lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

McDonough is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (470)<6>, (678) & (770).

The ZIP codes for McDonough: 30252-30253<7>

Websites for McDonough ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.henrycounty.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to McDonough, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McDonough had an population of 26,559 people. This is an increase of 20.26% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, McDonough had a population of 22,084 people (which is 10.83% of the total population of Henry County). This makes McDonough the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of McDonough represents 0.23% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for McDonough.

Communities Also Named McDonough ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named McDonough - they are located in Delaware, Michigan, New York and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for McDonough.

Communities near McDonough ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near McDonough.

  • Stonecrest [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecrest
    • Stonecrest [DeKalb County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the north of McDonough
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecrest
  • Milstead [Rockdale County]
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    • Milstead [Rockdale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northeast of McDonough
    • Estimated population in 2018: 39,217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milstead
  • Stockbridge [Henry County]
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    • Stockbridge [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the northwest of McDonough
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,125 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockbridge<9>
  • Stockbridge North [Henry County]
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    • Stockbridge North [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the northwest of McDonough
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,904 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockbridge North have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge North
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Griffin [Spalding County]
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      • Griffin [Spalding County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of McDonough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Griffin<9>
    • Forest Park [Clayton County]
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      • Forest Park [Clayton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the northwest of McDonough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,871 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Park<9>
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
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      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of McDonough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<9>
    • Kings Forest [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Forest
      • Kings Forest [Clayton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northwest of McDonough
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Forest
    • Windermere Woods [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windermere Woods
      • Windermere Woods [Clayton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the northwest of McDonough
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windermere Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windermere Woods
    • Conyers [Rockdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conyers
      • Conyers [Rockdale County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the northeast of McDonough
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conyers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conyers<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McDonough. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McDonough.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McDonough. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around McDonough.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McDonough. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for McDonough.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McDonough ...

Looking for more information about McDonough? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for McDonough, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McDonough.

Adding McDonough to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McDonough in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for McDonough was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1864.

We also found McDonough in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for McDonough on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Henry County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McDonough. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Henry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for McDonough. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McDonough.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McDonough - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Of the area codes for McDonough, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as McDonough). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McDonough or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for McDonough includes: 30252 & 30253.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McDonough) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McDonough. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McDonoughOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDonough. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4400, Longitude: -84.1511       In this case, the coordinates for McDonough have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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