Directions to The Georgia Archives and National Archives at Atlanta
From Athens to Morrow using Interstate
From Athens - take U.S. 78 to Monroe, then Ga. 138 to Conyers. Get on I-20 West and proceed to I-285. Go West or South on I-285 (toward the Atlanta Airport) and take the Ga 54 Jonesboro Highway South (Exit 55).
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From Athens to Morrow using surface and back roads and NOT using Interstate
Take U.S. 78 West to Monroe, then take Ga. 138 to Conyers at Monroe. On Ga. 138 cross I-20 & proceed approximately 1.4 miles, passing most of the strip malls. Take a right, staying on Ga. 138, it is marked as Stockbridge Highway at this turn. Stay on GA. 138, cross GA 212, keep going approx. 7.6 miles, to a 4-Way stop at East Fairview. Take a right onto East Fairview, and proceed approx. 7 miles to Thurman Road. Just before you get to Thurman Road, you will see a large water tank on the left. Take a left at the Chevron Station on the left before you get to the tank.
Once you turn left onto Thurman Road, you take an almost immediate right onto Rex Road. Stay on Rex Road until it forks and veer left onto Harper Drive. Harper intersects with the Jonesboro Hwy, Ga. 54 just to the north of the Archives. You will see the back of the National Archives building and the Ga. Archives to your left as you go down the hill before you get to Jonesboro Highway. Take a left into the National Archives parking lot before you get to Jonesboro Road and go around to the front of the Georgia Archives to park. They share parking so you can stay off the major highway.
There is also a parking lot off Jonesboro Highway just past the Georgia Archives – you turn left into the entrance for Clayton State College and University – and proceed up behind the archives and turn left into that lot.
Return to Athens
From National Archives at Atlanta parking lot take a right onto Harper Drive. Proceed under trestle/overpass to light, then stay straight until you dead end into Rex Road; take right onto Rex Road. Stay on Rex Road until you get to Thurman Road and take a left, then a right onto Fairview. Stay on Fairview and take a left turn at the 4-way stop onto Ga. Hwy 138/Stockbridge Hwy. Stay on Ga. 138 until it meets Ga. 20 and take a left onto the main drag in Conyers. Pass the strip shopping centers, cross I-20 (right lane is good to get into once get close to I-20), then to Monroe and U.S. 78 East.