Reidsville, Georgia

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Reidsville, Georgia
City
Location in Tattnall County and the state of Georgia
Location in Tattnall County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°5′2″N 82°7′15″W / 32.08389°N 82.12083°W / 32.08389; -82.12083Coordinates: 32°5′2″N 82°7′15″W / 32.08389°N 82.12083°W / 32.08389; -82.12083
Country United States
State Georgia
County Tattnall
Area
 • 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)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,235
 • Density 290.3/sq mi (111.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30453, 30499
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-64512[1]
GNIS feature ID 0321516[2]

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.[3] The Georgia State Prison is near Reidsville.

History[edit]

Reidsville was founded about 1828 as seat of Tattnall County. It was incorporated as a town in 1838 and as a city in 1905.[4] The city was named after Robert R. Reid, territorial governor of Florida.[5]

Reidsville is home to the Nelson Hotel Bed & Breakfast.

Geography[edit]

Reidsville is located at 32°5′2″N 82°7′15″W / 32.08389°N 82.12083°W / 32.08389; -82.12083 (32.083970, -82.120697).[6]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Reidsville Municipal Airport

As of the census[1] 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[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Reidsville Post Office.[7]

The Georgia Department of Corrections operates the Georgia State Prison in unincorporated Tattnall County, near Reidsville.[8]

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Tattnall County School District[edit]

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.[11] The district has 201 full-time teachers and over 3,305 students.[12]

  • Collins Elementary School
  • Glennville Elementary School
  • Reidsville Elementary School
  • Collins Middle School
  • Glennville Middle School
  • Reidsville Middle School
  • Tattnall County High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 243. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Reidsville, Georgia". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Post Office Location - REIDSVILLE." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  8. ^ "Georgia State Prison." Georgia Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 14, 2010.
  9. ^ Sterling Sharpe
  10. ^ Shannon Sharpe
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 26, 2010.