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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.