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Welcome to Griffin ...

The city of Griffin is located in Spalding County<1> (at the time of its founding, Griffin was located in Pike County) and is the County Seat for Spalding County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Griffin has a population of 22,831 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Griffin.

Griffin is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Griffin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Griffin and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Griffin: (470)<4>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP codes for Griffin: 30223-30224<5>

Websites for Griffin ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgriffin.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.griffinchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Griffin had an population of 22,831 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Griffin had a population of 23,643 people (which is 36.9% of the total population of Spalding County). This makes Griffin the county's most populous community.

The population of Griffin represents 0.24% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 32nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,643 people, the population of Griffin has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,451 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Griffin.

Adding Griffin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Griffin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Griffin was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Griffin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Griffin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Griffin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, Saskatchewan, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Griffin.

Communities near Griffin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Griffin.

  • McDonough [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonough
    • McDonough [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Griffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDonough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDonough<8>
  • Foreston Place [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foreston Place
    • Foreston Place [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Griffin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,020 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foreston Place have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foreston Place
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Griffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,328 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<8>
  • Locust Grove [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
    • Locust Grove [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Griffin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Grove<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hampton [Henry County]
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      • Hampton [Henry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Griffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<8>
    • Hamptons Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamptons Corner
      • Hamptons Corner [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamptons Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamptons Corner
    • Lovejoy [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
      • Lovejoy [Clayton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Griffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovejoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovejoy<8>
    • Barnesville [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Lamar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Griffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnesville<8>
    • Jackson [Butts County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Butts County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Griffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<8>
    • Jonesboro [Clayton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro [Clayton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Griffin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Griffin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Griffin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Griffin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Griffin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Griffin. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Griffin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Griffin ...

Looking for more information about Griffin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Griffin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Griffin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Spalding County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Griffin: www.cityofgriffin.com/

The official website for Spalding County: www.spaldingcounty.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Spalding, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Griffin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Griffin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Griffin, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Griffin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Griffin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Griffin includes: 30223 & 30224.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Griffin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Griffin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GriffinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2471, Longitude: -84.2639    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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