Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Original Spalding County Courthouse

 
 
Original Spalding County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
1. Original Spalding County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
circa 1860
on the
National
Register of
Historic Places

by the United States Department
of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 33° 14.992′ N, 84° 15.643′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 E Broad St, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Robert A. Underwood (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cpl. Albert R. Goen (about 600 feet away); The City of Griffin (about 600 feet away); Pvt. Robert Lewis Stephens (about 600 feet away); Lewis Lawrence Griffin (about 600 feet away); Tech 4 George Henry Allen (about 600 feet away); Lt. Walter Benjamin Forbes, Jr. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
 
Regarding Original Spalding County Courthouse.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The building is also significant in politics and government for serving as the first official county courthouse for Spalding County (created in 1854) from 1860 until 1914 when it was converted to a jail.…

While a jail, the building housed prisoners as well as the jailor and his family. It served as the county's only jail well into modern times, from 1914 until 1984. The jail served men and women and had an isolation confinement area as well as a trap door for hanging …

 
Also see . . .  Spalding County Courthouse/Spalding County Jail. National Register nomination (PDF) and photographs (PDF) submitted for the courthouse/jail building. (Submitted on November 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Original Spalding County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 21, 2021
2. Original Spalding County Courthouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=186940

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Amazon.com. Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Feb. 24, 2024