Attractions in: History & Heritage

Clayton County is filled to the brim with history. From the co-located state and national archives, to an historic home and the literary ties to Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone With the Wind, there is a lot of history to experience.

Exterior of Georgia Archives

Georgia Archives

5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260

770-968-2100 | Visit Website

Celebrities Spike Lee and Kelly Clarkson discovered their ancestry here.

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Melvinia Shields monument

Melvinia Shields Monument

3724 Mill Walk, Rex, GA 30273


This memorial honors the five-generation journey of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ancestry from slavery to The White House.

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front entrance of National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta

5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260

770-968-2100 | Visit Website

The National Archives at Atlanta retains documents that serve as a prominent resource for studies in Civil Rights and African American History.

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Road to Tara Museum robe exhibit

Road To Tara Museum

104 N. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236

770-478-4800 | Visit Website

Exhibits pay homage to the cinematic and literary masterpiece, Gone With the Wind.

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Stately Oaks historic site

Stately Oaks Historic Site

100 Carriage Lane, Jonesboro, GA 30236

770-473-0197 | Visit Website

This 1839 Greek Revival-style home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with authentic outbuildings is open for tours.

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