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Griffin. GA is a city in and the county seat of Spalding County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 23,643.
Most notable citizens, past and present.
David-Matthew Barnes - filmmaker, novelist, playwright, poet
Tim Beckham - professional baseball player who was the first overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft after attending Griffin High School (born in Griffin)
Jody Breeze - rapper who has worked with Gucci Mane, Gorilla Zoe, Boyz N Da Hood.
Charlie Clemons- former American football player who played for several different National Football League teams; he was a member of the St. Louis Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV and is uncle of Nic Clemons and Chris Clemons
Chris Clemons - American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and brother of Nic Clemons
Nic Clemons - American football defensive end for the Denver Broncos.
Jack Flynt - lawyer and U.S. Congressman from Spalding County (born in Griffin)
Willie Gault (born September 5, 1960) is a former American football wide receiver and Olympic athlete; Gault played in the National Football League for 11 seasons for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders
Darrin Hancock - former professional basketball player who played with the 1993 Final Four University of Kansas, the NBA and various minor league teams after graduating from Griffin High School
Doc Holliday was born in Griffin on August 14, 1851
Jan Kemp - an academic who exposed the bias of passing college football players at the University of Georgia
Sydney Lanier - poet, lawyer in Macon, Georgia, and musician was born in Griffin; he wrote the poem, "Corn" in Sunnyside, Georgia, several miles north of Griffin.
Sherrod Martin - American football defensive back for the Carolina Panthers
Josh Pace - former Syracuse University basketball guard during the school's first National Championship in 2003; he currently plays professional basketball overseas
Jessie Tuggle - former American football linebacker who played his entire career with the Atlanta Falcons; played American football at Valdosta State University after graduating from Griffin High School
Wyomia Tyus - American athlete and the first woman to retain the Olympic title in the 100 m (born in Griffin)
Rayfield Wright - Hall of Fame offensive tackle (born in Griffin); played American football at Fort Valley State University.
Elbert Dubenion - "Golden Wheels" was an American football wide receiver (born in Griffin)
Sonia Leigh - A country music, singer-songwriter signed as part of Zac Brown's Southern Ground recording label spent many of her teenage years in Griffin and attended Griffin High School.
Dox Thrash - A noted printmarker and painter was born in Griffin on 22 March 1893. Noted for also helping to invent the carborundum print technique.
Edward Andrews - A movie and Television star, was born in Griffin on 9 October 1914.
Bill Anderson (singer) - A Country music song writer and singer that was born in Columbia, South Carolina and grew up in Griffin
Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.