Spalding County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,073. The county seat is Griffin. The county was created December 20, 1851 and named for former United States representative and senator Thomas Spalding. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spaulding county has a total area of 200 square miles (520 km2), of which 196 square miles (510 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (1.6%) is water. The Griffin-Spalding County School District has 11 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 4 complementary programs.