Clayton County, Georgia Injury Lawyer
Clayton County was created in 1858 and was named in honor of Augustin Smith Clayton, a Georgian who served in the US House of Representatives from 1832-1835. The county seat of Clayton County is Jonesboro, Georgia.
Clayton County is located in the northern, central part of the state of Georgia and is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area. Home to approximately 280,000 residents, Clayton has a majority African American community. Clayton County is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the state, having a high Caucasian, Latino and Asian population in addition to its thriving African American population. The demographics of the county have shifted dramatically in the past 30 years. In 1980, Clayton County was 91% white and 9% African American.
Clayton County is the site of Tara, the mythical plantation of Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's epic Gone With the Wind. The sequel and prequel, Rhett Butler's People and Scarlett, were also set in Clayton County and partially filmed here.
Clayton County is home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. Airtran Airways, formerly ValuJet is headquartered in unincorporated Clayton County.
Clayton County is home to many municipalities that serve as suburbs for the city of Atlanta. Some of these municipalities and other neighborhoods of Clayton include: College Park, Forrest Park, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Morrow and Riverdale.
The major highways traversing Clayton County include the following: Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, Interstate 675, U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 41, State Route 3, State Route 54, and State Route 85, State Route 138, State Route 351, State Route 401, State Route 407 and State Route 413.
Because of Clayton's prevalence of major interstates, highways and surface streets, Clayton County residents are susceptible to being victims in tractor trailer accidents and auto accidents. With its interstate layout and accompanying intersections, traffic lights and cross streets, Clayton County cities and unincorporated areas can be dangerous for drivers.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, boating mishap, motorcycle wreck or tractor-trailer accident in Clayton County or in metro Atlanta, then please call Charles Scholle. He has an office located near the Perimeter on Glenlake Parkway. He also has an office in Midtown and in Gwinnett County near Duluth and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. He will also come visit you if necessary. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online, email, or call 866-972-5287 or, in Clayton County, 770-717-5100.
Clayton County Police Department 770-477-3747
Clayton County Sherriff Department 770-471-1122
Clayton County Fire Department 770-473-7833
Atlanta Police Department 404-546-2374
Atlanta Fire Department 404-853-7000