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 to begin in FY 2024.

McDonough News

Purple Mattress announces McDonough expansion

Purple Mattress is expanding in McDonough less than one year following their introduction to the county. On Wednesday, July 7, the state announced Purple Innovation, Inc. will create an additional […]

Henry Minutes July 5, 2021

In today’s Henry Minutes, I cover the presentation by Henry County and Locust Grove to Georgia DOT, and Pregis will create 150 new jobs to McDonough. Henry Minutes is a […]

Henry Minutes May 27, 2021

In today’s Henry Minutes, I cover the resurfacing bid for Jonesboro Road, McDonough issued an apartments moratorium and Henry County kicked off the CTP update. Henry Minutes is a collection […]


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