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Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County Georgia
US county information
NameClayton County
Largest cityForest Park
US Area
Total Area144.28 sq mi (373.7 km2)
Land Area142.62 sq mi (369.4 km2)
Water Area1.66 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Population Est.273718 (2008)
Density640/km2 (1658/sq mi)
Congressional district5th
Congressional district13th
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Clayton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 236,517. The 2008 Census estimate placed the population at 273,718. The county seat is Jonesboro.

Clayton County is within the five-county core of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, and is the county in which most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies.

The county was established in 1858 and named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton (1783 1839), who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1832 until 1835.

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