Location in Tattnall County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||7.7 sq mi (20 km2)|
|• Land||7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||210 ft (64 m)|
|• Density||290.3/sq mi (111.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||30453, 30499|
|GNIS feature ID||0321516|
Reidsville is a city in Tattnall County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,594 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Tattnall County. The Georgia State Prison is near Reidsville.
Reidsville was founded about 1828 as seat of Tattnall County. It was incorporated as a town in 1838 and as a city in 1905. The city was named after Robert R. Reid, territorial governor of Florida.
Reidsville is home to the Nelson Hotel Bed & Breakfast.
During the events of World War Two, Reidsville was the home to at least one, though some reports suggest two, prisoner of war camps for captured Nazi personnel. The prison camp location has largely been lost to time, but is believed to have stood near where a gas station/self storage company is located near the fringes of the city. Archaeological research into the area have turned up a number of German artifacts, though with the development and addition of a number of houses, it is not clear if this was the location; or was one of the many onion fields which the prisoners worked in.
Reidsville is located at (32.083970, -82.120697).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20 km2), of which 7.7 square miles (20 km2) are land and 0.04-square-mile (0.10 km2) (0.39%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,235 people, 894 households, and 544 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.1 people per square mile (112.4/km²). There were 1,131 housing units at an average density of 147.3 per square mile (56.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.58% White, 33.83% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.98% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.37% of the population.
There were 894 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,901, and the median income for a family was $33,563. Males had a median income of $31,905 versus $20,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,625. About 21.4% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.2% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
- Linton McGee Collins, jurist
- Sterling Sharpe, Former National Football League wide receiver
- Shannon Sharpe, Former National Football League tight end
Tattnall County School District
The Tattnall County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of three elementary schools, three middle schools, and a high school. The district has 201 full-time teachers and over 3,305 students.
- Collins Elementary School
- Glennville Elementary School
- Reidsville Elementary School
- Collins Middle School
- Glennville Middle School
- Reidsville Middle School
- Tattnall County High School
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- Shannon Sharpe
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