Native American History of Clayton County, Georgia

Clayton County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It is named after Augustin Smith Clayton (1783-1839) who represented a section of Georgia in the United States House of Representatives between 1832 and 1835. Its county seat is Jonesboro. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Clayton is bounded on the northeast by DeKalb County and on the northwest by Fulton County. Henry County forms a short segment of its eastern boundary. Spalding County is located to the south, while Fayette County forms its southwestern boundary. Geology and hydrology The western 2/3 of Clayton County drains into the Flint River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. The eastern 1/3 of the county is drained by streams that flow into the South River, a tributary of the Ocmulgee River, eventually reaching the Atlantic Ocean, after the Ocmulgee joins the Oconee to form the Altamaha River. Clayton County is located in the Piedmont geological region, which is characterized by...

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