Dear Visitors, Business Owners and Residents,
Hello and welcome to the City of Stockbridge’s website and, more importantly, our city, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the great state of Georgia.
Stockbridge is in the heart of Metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent having the nation’s busiest north-south Interstate running through it, I-75.
Founded in 1829 and moved farther south years later to follow the railroad, Stockbridge is said to be named after Levi Stockbridge, a "Yankee professor," who traveled along the East Coast teaching classes in various communities. The coming of the Southern Railroad in the year 1881 was an epoch and made great changes. The railroad was built from Macon to Atlanta. Stockbridge was incorporated as a town in 1895 and as a city August 6, 1920.
Today Stockbridge is home to over 27,000 residents. We have much to be proud of with our world class Merle Manders Conference Center complimented by the Strickland Center and the soon to be open Stockbridge Multiplex that will offer arts and cultural programs for all ages. Our parks are first class and offer covered pavilions for family gatherings, playgrounds, green space walking trails and sports fields. Our city sanitation, water, waste-water and storm-water programs are top rated in the state.
We have just embarked on our Georgia Main Street program that will renew our historic downtown area near our new City Hall and green spaces. Stockbridge is on the cusp of new dynamic economic development efforts that will include large scale hotels and meeting facilities, medical and health industry offices that surround Piedmont-Henry Hospital and a technology infrastructure that will support these vital business entities.
If you’re already a part of our community, thank you. If you’re considering relocating your home or business to Stockbridge or simply thinking about a visit please do. You won’t be disappointed! Together we will build a better Stockbridge one step at a time!
While most everything you’ll need or want to know about Stockbridge is right here on the City’s website, our job at City Hall is to help make you successful, so don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.
Tim L. Thompson
Mayor of the City of Stockbridge, Georgia