Introduction to Griffin, Georgia
Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding county, is 35 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with. Griffin contains a population of approximately 23,451.
The area now known as Griffin was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. It was settled in by Europeans in the early 1820s. Griffin was incorporated as a city on December 28, 1843. The city was named after the president of the Monroe Railroad company, General Lewis Lawrence Griffin. The Griffin Grocery Company, which was established in 1899, played a major role in the economic development of the city. Griffin was the hometown of Doc Holliday, the Western legend.
Griffin and nearby Attractions
- Griffin Museum
- Doc Holliday Museum
- High Falls State Park
- Eagle Creek Equestrian Center
- Indian Springs State Park
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Griffin
You can visit the Griffin Historic District while staying in the city. You can also visit the Hawkes Library, the Griffin Museum, the Doc Holliday Museum and the Old Medical College Historical Area from Griffin. You can also enjoy shopping at North Griffin Square Shopping Center, Expressway Village Shopping Center, the Market Square of Griffin Shopping Center and Dovedown Shopping Center.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Griffin Higher Education
Griffin Technical College is the local college. Gordon College, Georgia Perimeter College and Clayton College and State University offer higher educational facilities.