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Incorporated Date: 
December 13, 1859
Total Area: 
2.7 sq mi
Contact Information
124 North Ave.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone Number: 
(770) 478-3800
Fax Number: 
(770) 478-3775
Email Address: 

Jonesboro, the county seat for Clayton County, incorporated as a town December 13, 1859. Residents originally called the city Leaksville. When the railroad passed through the area, however, residents renamed the city to honor Captain Samuel G. Jones, one of the line's surveyors.

The Battle of Jonesboro marked the end of the Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War. When federal troops seized control of the railroad in Jonesboro, all supplies to Atlanta were cut off.