Jonesboro is a city located in Clayton County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,829. The city is the county seat of Clayton County.
The city's name was originally spelled Jonesborough, and during the American Civil War the final skirmish in the Battle of Atlanta was fought here south of Atlanta, cutting off the city and forcing the mayor of Atlanta to surrender at Marietta in early September of 1864. The final fall of Atlanta in the Battle of Jonesborough ended up being a decisive point in the nation's history, propelling Abraham Lincoln to re-election two months later, and continuing the war until the Confederacy finally surrenedered the following year.
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City of Jonesboro GeorgiaInformation on government, history, public safety, and business for Jonesboro, Georgia.
Historical and Hysterical ToursHistorian and entertainer/storyteller Peter Bonner, conducts tours of the Jonesboro, Georgia area, home of "Gone With The Wind." Provides school field trips and lectures on area history, Creek Indians, and the Civil War.
Holiday Inn Atlanta - SouthFeatures 180 guest rooms, restaurant, meeting facilities, fitness center and outdoor pool.