The area now known as Jonesboro, Georgia was incorporated as a town in 1859. During the Civil War, the city's name was spelled Jonesborough. The town has historical significance because the final battle in the Atlanta Campaign was fought in the area. The battle forced the mayor of Atlanta to surrender at Marietta in early September 1864 and the final fall of Atlanta in the Battle of Jonesborough ended up being a decisive point in the nation's history. Following the Battle of Jonesboro, Abraham Lincoln was reelected, the Civil War continued and the entire Confederacy surrendered in 1865. The population of Jonesboro was 4,724 as of the 2010 census.
Jonesboro continuously gains national attention because of its use throughout the entertainment industry. Tara, the fictional plantation in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind, was said to be located approximately 5 miles outside of Jonesboro. Many of the scenes from the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit were filmed in Jonesboro. Scenes from the Matthew McConaughey film We Are Marshall were filmed at Tara Stadium in Jonesboro. Also, the Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) album cover was photographed near the corner of Mill and Main streets.
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