Spalding County


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Spalding County was created on Dec. 20, 1851, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1851-52, p. 58). Created from portions of Fayette, Henry, and Pike Counties, its original boundaries were specified as:

"Beginning on the line now separating the counties of Henry and Butts, where the Towaliga river crosses the said line, and running up the middle of the stream of said river to the point where the western line of lot of land number one hundred and eighteen in the original second district of Henry county crosses the same; thence north along the line as run by the Surveyor in laying off said district into lots, to the north-east corner of lot number one hundred and forty-nine in the said district; thence west on the original surveyed line to the south-west corner of lot number one hundred and eighty-two, in the original third district of Henry county; thence north across two ranges of lots; thence west along the surveyed line to [Flint river in Fayette county; thence down the middle of the main stream of said river to the south line of the eighth range of lots in the county of Pike; thence east along the surveyed line to the principal branch of the Potatoe Creek, in Pike county; thence down the run of the creek across one range of lots;] thence east along the surveyed line to the line now separating the counties of Pike and Monroe; thence north along the said line to the south-west corner of Butts county; thence with the line separating Butts from Pike and Henry counties, to the beginning. . . ."

Georgia's 97th county was named for Thomas Spalding(1774-1851). Spalding was a noted political leader in Georgia, former congressman, and a planter.

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