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Spalding County, Georgia
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Spalding County, Georgia Facts

When was Spalding County, GA Created?
Spalding County was established on December 20, 1851 from Fayette County, Henry County, and Pike County. The county was named in honor of Thomas Spalding (1774 - 1851), U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and agriculturalist

What is the County Seat of Spalding County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Griffin and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Spalding County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Henry County (northeast), Butts County (east), Lamar County (southeast), Pike County (southwest), Meriwether County (southwest), Coweta County (west), Fayette County (northwest), Clayton County (northwest)

Spalding County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Spalding County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Spalding County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Spalding County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Spalding Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Spalding County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Spalding County, GA Census Records

What Spalding County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Spalding County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Spalding County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Spalding County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Spalding County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Spalding County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Spalding County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Spalding County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Spalding County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Spalding County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Spalding County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Spalding County, GA?
A list of Spalding County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Spalding County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Spalding County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Spalding County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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