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Ellenwood, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°36′36″N 84°17′17″W / 33.61000°N 84.28806°W / 33.61000; -84.28806
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Ellenwood, Georgia
Ellenwood is located in Georgia
Coordinates: 33°36′36″N 84°17′17″W / 33.61000°N 84.28806°W / 33.61000; -84.28806
CountryUnited States
CountiesClayton, DeKalb, Henry, Rockdale
853 ft (260 m)
 • Total46,967
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)770 / 678 / 470
GNIS feature ID331649[1]

Ellenwood is an unincorporated community in Clayton, Henry, Rockdale and DeKalb counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The community is a southeast suburb of Atlanta and is located along Interstate 675 and Georgia State Route 42. With a population of 46,967 and ten constituent neighborhoods, Ellenwood is the 19th largest community in Georgia.[2]

Ellenwood has a post office with ZIP code 30294.[3]


Ellenwood was first inhabited in 1830 by freed slaves from Henry County. It was incorporated in 1966 and its name is derived from the Ellenwood Plantation, which was settled in the 19th century and was owned by Colonel John H. Ellenwood. The plantation was one of the largest in the area, but was destroyed during the civil war by union troops, being rebuilt by the family later on.[4]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Atlanta Federal Records Center of the National Archives is in Ellenwood.[5]

Transit systems[edit]

MARTA serves the suburb.

Notable people[edit]

Justin Shaffer (born 1998), NFL player


  1. ^ "Ellenwood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "Neighborhood Scout". Neighborhood Scout. July 1, 2022. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ellenwood Towing | Ellenwood". Ellenwood Towing. Retrieved November 9, 2023.
  5. ^ "Atlanta Federal Records Center." National Archives. Retrieved on May 16, 2015. "Address 4712 Southpark Blvd. Ellenwood, GA 30294"