Spalding County is about 30 miles south of Atlanta and part of the metro Atlanta area. The county and the city of Griffin are used interchangeably, Like all of metro Atlanta, this county has seen growth over the last decade, especially along the routes that link it to I-75. but unlike many other counties, the growth has not been so overwhelming that gridlock occurred. Folks here are as friendly as always, land and homes are still affordable for the average family, and you can get to Atlanta or Macon in less than an hour.
Spalding County was formed in 1851 from parts of Fayette, Henry and Pike counties. The 96th county created in the state was named after Thomas Spalding, the first Georgian known to have successfully harvested cotton and sugar cane. But before there was a Spalding County, there was Griffin. As people settled into the area and began farming (primarily cotton) it became a necessity to find a more efficient method of getting the cotton to Macon. The Monroe Railroad received authority to build a line from Macon to Forsyth in 1833. Tracks were planned to connect Macon to Savannah, Augusta to Madison and Chattanooga to a tiny town called Terminus. After determining where these railroads would meet, he bought 800 acres and made a plan for the new town which included wide roadways, plots for six churches, two schools, parade grounds, and a cemetery.
Griffin was officially incorporated in 1843. That same year, Marthasville (once Terminus) was incorporated, and would be renamed Atlanta. Though the county did not see any battles within it during the War Between the States, the rail lines, upon which Spalding was so dependent, were destroyed. Griffin served as a hospital location and Stonewall Confederate Cemetery became the interment for many Confederate and Union soldiers that fought in the battles of Atlanta and Lovejoy.
Today, with revitalization efforts underway in the historic part of the city, another old friend from the past is stepping up for Griffin- the railroad. The Atlanta Regional Commission has planned a high speed commuter railway connecting Macon to Atlanta, with stops in Forsyth, Griffin, and Hampton. Upon completion, this train will carry folks to the big city at speeds of up to 110mph! With industries such as Norcom, Caterpillar, and 1888 Mills, there is a substantial industrial base employing many within the area, and housing is available at most every income level.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Spalding County has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a GA Home Builder that specializes in custom home building for the Spalding County area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier GA Home Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Spalding County, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Spalding County, GA has model showrooms located in Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206) and Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
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