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Spalding County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Spalding County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 20, 1851
County Seat Griffin
Address Spalding County Courthouse]
132 W Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223-3312
Phone: 770.467.4745 
Spalding County Website


County Courthouse

Spalding County Courthouse
132 W Solomon Street
Griffin, GA 30223-3312
Phone: 770.467.4745 

Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land records from 1852[1]

Beginning Dates for Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



Parent County

1851--Spalding County was created 20 December 1851 from Fayette, Henry and Pike Counties.
County seat: Griffin [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1874 and 1981. The courthouse at Griffin burned February 1874, and again 12 January 1981. No county records were lost; all records survived.[3]


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Butts  • Clayton  • Coweta  • Fayette  • Henry  • Lamar  • Meriwether  • Pike

Spalding CountyButts CountyFayette CountyPike CountyLamar CountyHenry CountyClayton CountyFulton CountyDouglas CountyCarroll CountyHeard CountyCoweta CountyTroup CountyMeriwether CountyUpson CountyMonroe CountyBibb CountyJones CountyJasper CountyWalton CountyNewton CountyRockdale CountyDeKalb CountyGASpalding.JPG

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African Americans

Bible Records



Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Georgia Land and Property for additional information about early Georgia land grants from the government. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions (generally buying and selling deeds) were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Georgia Local Histories.




Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 5th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company B
- 13th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (State Guards) (Confederate), Company I
- 13th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Companies C and I
- 23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company F
- 27th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 28th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company G
- 30th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 44th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company E
- 53rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 55th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 62nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry (Confederate), Companies A, B, C and G
- 63rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company G
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Spalding County). 1966. Confederate pension rolls, 1914-1928. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.  film 455654 item 3



Newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Spalding County, Georgia Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online..

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records

1828 - 1978 Georgia Marriage Records from Select Counties 1828-1978 at — index and images $ 1699 - 1944 Georgia Marriages 1699-1944 at— index $

  • 1852-1881 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1851-1881. Batch M713711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1882-1893 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1882-1893. Batch M713712 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1885-1886 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1885-1886 (from newspapers) Georgia Pioneers
  • 1891-1895 - Spalding County Marriage Index 1891-1895. Batch M713713 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Death Records

1919 - 1998 Georgia Deaths 1919-1998 at — index $

Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Griffin Spalding Historical Society
P. O. Box 196
Griffin, GA, 30224
Phone:(770) 229-2432
Visit by Appointment only!
Griffin Spalding Historical Society

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spalding County, Georgia. Page 159 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 52. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at


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