Jonesboro is a small but vibrant city in the state of Georgia, located more exactly in Clayton County and being its county seat at the same time. Jonesboro has a long history, as the settlers came in the area somewhere around 1810. At that time, Jonesboro was named Jonesborough and it was known especially for the Battle of Jonesborough that was fought here during the American Civil War, which propelled Abraham Lincoln to re-election.
Now, there are 4.724 people living in Jonesboro, according to the 2010 census. You can see, thus, that this historic small town is definitely worth visiting, because Jonesboro preserved its old charm but will still offer many attractions and plenty of recreational opportunities to all of its tourists.
The Road to Tara Museum is definitely worth visiting if you are a fan of the romance Gone with the Wind. The museum is home to the largest permanent Gone with the Wind exhibit, so do not miss seeing it if you want to reminisce this beautiful story. You will find the museum inside the Jonesboro Railroad Depot. There is also a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs and memorabilia.
The Stately Oaks Plantation is another place where Gone with the Wind fans will have an excellent time, because this property is what Margaret Mitchell had in mind when writing the book. Nevertheless, this is also a great place to learn more about the history and culture of Jonesboro and see how did people live in the mid 19th century.
The Clayton County International Park, especially the beach, is the place where you will get the chance to spend a lovely day in the outdoors, enjoying the sun and having a nice time. The sandy beach is man-made and it features pools, slides and water trampolines, so you will surely have lots of fun.
The Links Golf Club is a golfing facility that features an elegant 18-hole regulation length golf course, providing exciting challenges for every player. There are also a restaurant and snack bar, where you can relax after playing.