Hampton serves as the county’s western municipality, located along US Highway 19 / 41 and home to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The community covers southwest Henry County.
Hampton High School is one of the county’s newest schools, completed in 2014. Other schools in the cluster include Hampton Elementary, Mt. Carmel Elementary, Rocky Creek Elementary, and Hampton Middle School.
The most notable transportation project in the area is a long-range plan to provide commuter rail service connecting Hampton to Lovejoy, Jonesboro, and East Point. Clayton County and MARTA are actively designing the initial service area with a timeline to provide rail service to Jonesboro by 2027, and with the voters’ approval of local transit funding, the rail line could be extended to Hampton in the 2030s or 2040s.
SPLOST IV projects in Hampton included the Bear Creek Senior Center / Recreation Center, opened in 2017, a new sewer line to Atlanta Speedway Airport, and paving Amah Lee Road. Although located outside of the Hampton area, two new fire stations were also completed in Luella and Dutchtown improving fire coverage and response for all residents west of I-75.
Proposed SPLOST V projects include a new recreation center and generic transportation improvements. Voters will decide in November whether to renew or end the local sales tax.
State Route 20
Jim Chapman Communities of Atlanta, GA is proposing new active adult townhomes in Hampton. Learn More
US Highway 19 / 41
Industrial and office space are proposed near the Spalding County line. The request was postponed in September, but expected soon before the commissioners. Read the Staff Report
Rose & Main
A new mixed use development is planned on twenty-five acres in downtown Hampton. The developer is planning townhomes and commercial space. Keep Reading
Last updated on October 27, 2019