Hampton, Georgia, is a city in Henry County. Considered a southeastern suburb of Atlanta, the city has a population of nearly 7,000 and is conveniently located by the Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is primarily used as a NASCAR race track, and the Henry County Airport. It has a total area of 4.3 square miles. The city has a small town atmosphere with antebellum historic homes, aged oak trees, and beautiful single family residences. Its downtown has renovated building facades and has sidewalks with custom engraved bricks.
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Hampton holds several notable events throughout the year. For instance, there is the Yellow Pollen Street Festival, an annual event held every spring that brings in works from artisans and craftsmen. The Bear Creek Festival is the annual fall festival that showcases antiques, food, arts, and crafts. The annual Scarecrow Contest is open to all residents and businesses in Hampton and invites them all to create their own scarecrows for display at homes, businesses, and parks. Before Christmas, residents enjoy the tree lighting and a Christmas-at-Home parade that features live reindeer. A community splash pad that's available for water play during the warm months offers a free season pass to families living within the Hampton city limits.
The Train Depot, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, hosts private events, such as weddings and birthdays. It holds a small museum that commemorates the depot's past history as a working and functioning station. Hampton has been modernizing while retaining its history and character. For instance, a brewery operates out of an old jailhouse, an old cotton mill has been converted into lofts, and former stores that were on Cherry Street have become townhouses. The Nash Farm Battlefield Park and Museum honors Civil War cavalry and infantry battles and the Newman Wetlands Center offers education to all on wetlands ecology, conservation, and watershed protection. The largest employers around this area are Southern States, which makes high voltage power transmission and distribution products, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Center. Summers in Hampton are typically hot, with 89 degrees being the average high temperature in July and winters are cold, with 34 degrees being the average January low. There is minimal snowfall but with 50 inches of precipitation per year, Hampton received more than the U.S. average. There is an average of 219 sunny days in the year. Browse homes for sale listings in Hampton and find a charming new place in Florida to call your own.