McDonough is the county seat located in central Henry County. The city is home to the county government and courts system.

McDonough High School is the newest school facility in Henry County, opened in August 2019. The new building replaced the previous Henry County High School. Other schools in the cluster include Tussahaw Elementary, Walnut Creek Elementary, Wesley Lakes Elementary, and McDonough Middle.

The most notable transportation project in the area is a widening project along SR 155. The project will widen the highway to a four-lane section between I-75 and US 23 / SR 42. Preliminary engineering started in 2016 and construction is budgeted in FY 2024.

SPLOST Projects

Completed SPLOST IV projects in McDonough included Alexander Park west off Jonesboro Road, the roundabout at Lake Dow Road and Rodgers / Rosser Roads, and minor improvements at Heritage Park. SPLOST IV funding was also used in collaboration with the Technical College System of Georgia to construct Building B at the McDonough campus of Southern Crescent Technical College.

Proposed SPLOST V projects include completing the southwest segment and north segment of the McDonough Parkway, subject to the awarding of federal funding, design and right of way funding towards improvements at Racetrack Road and Iris Lake Road, and improvements at Heritage Senior Center. Voters will decide in November whether to renew or end the local sales tax.


Map of McDonough East developments, between Postmaster Drive and Racetrack Road (staff map)

Hawks Landing

A new 252-unit apartment complex is planned on thirty acres accessible off highway 155. Additional development is proposed south of Publix at Lake Dow. Learn More

Concept site plan of Barrett Farms subdivision (staff photo)

Barrett Farms

Blue River Development is planning a new subdivision off Lake Dow Road. The 62.21 +/- acre property will be developed with 141 lots. Keep Reading

Hampton Street Townhouses

Seventy-one town homes will be built on 8.92 acres off highway 20 / 81. The project was approved in March 2019. More Info

Last updated on October 27, 2019