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Henry County, Georgia, located 20 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta comprises the cities of Hampton, Locust Grove, Stockbridge, McDonough, and Blacksville, and parts of Heron Bay and Ellenwood. The county is home to a diverse population, abundant restaurants, and weekend activities, including the annual Taste of Henry, a venerable charitable event supporting A Friend’s House, a home for children in crisis.1 In Henry, degree seekers will find outstanding scholastic opportunities at Mercer University, a private research university and Georgia’s oldest private university with campuses in McDonough, Macon (main campus) and Atlanta; Clayton State University (Morrow), voted 2019 Best College ranking for top 141 best regional universities in the South,2 and renowned for its world-class concert venue Spivey Hall; and Gordon State College (Barnesville), a small town college offering big city Associate, Baccalaureate, and certificate programs in business, science, nursing, and more. Henry County is easily accessible to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, via I-75.

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