Spalding County

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Spalding County is named for Thomas Spalding, who was a noted political leader in Georgia, a congressman and a planter.

 

Created:  December 20, 1851

County Seat: 

Griffin  1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Griffin 

 

Location:  132 East Solomon Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bilbro, Spandler & Manley of Griffin

Contractor:  Reddick Construction Company of Thomaston

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story three brown-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Griffin. At the north east corner is a large square five story brick tower with three arched entrances on the first story and with a clock at the fifth story and platform with white colored cupola at the top. The building is rectangular with a three story section on the north front which has a railing along the flat roof line and with a recessed fourth story with a flat roof line along to south side. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the north side is the County Courthouse Annex.

 

History:  The first courthouse was the Griffin City Hall until 1859 when the second courthouse, a two story brick structure, was designed by C Hughes and built. The third courthouse was a two story yellow colored brick structure designed by A Ten Eyck Brown and constructed by Newton Clal & Limber Company in 1911. There was a fire on January 12, 1981 due to faulty wiring and the 1970’s annex became the fourth courthouse. A former A&P grocery store was used by county courts and departments. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1984 to 1985.

 

Courthouses: 

Fayette County, Clayton County and Henry County

E – Butts County and Lamar County

S – Lamar County and Pike County 

W – Meriwether County and Coweta County

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Griffin

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Griffin

Photos taken 2013 and 2018