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Reidsville, Georgia
Reidsville City Hall
Reidsville City Hall
Location in Tattnall County and the state of Georgia
Location in Tattnall County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Tattnall
 • Total 7.70 sq mi (19.93 km2)
 • Land 7.57 sq mi (19.61 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
210 ft (64 m)
 • Total 2,515
 • Density 332.14/sq mi (128.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30453, 30499
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-64512
GNIS feature ID 0321516

Reidsville is a city in, and county seat of, Tattnall County, Georgia. The population was 4,944 at the 2010 census. The Georgia State Prison is near Reidsville.


Reidsville was founded about 1828 and was designated county seat of Tattnall County in 1832 by the Georgia General Assembly. 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's location has largely been lost to time, but is believed to have stood near the current location of a gas station/self-storage company, near the fringes of the city. Archaeological research into the area has 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 of the camp, or one of the many onion fields which the prisoners worked in.


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).

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 106
1900 257
1910 454 76.7%
1920 553 21.8%
1930 631 14.1%
1940 805 27.6%
1950 1,266 57.3%
1960 1,229 −2.9%
1970 1,806 46.9%
1980 2,296 27.1%
1990 2,469 7.5%
2000 2,235 −9.5%
2010 4,944 121.2%
2020 2,515 −49.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Reidsville racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,184 47.08%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,022 40.64%
Native American 4 0.16%
Asian 36 1.43%
Pacific Islander 2 0.08%
Other/Mixed 80 3.18%
Hispanic or Latino 187 7.44%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,515 people, 1,189 households, and 694 families residing in the city.


Tattnall County School District

The Tattnall County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of three elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. The district has 201 full-time teachers and over 3,305 students.

Schools in Reidsville:

  • Reidsville Elementary School
  • North Tattnall Middle School

Nearby Tattnall County High School serves the city.

Notable people

  • James Kicklighter - film director, attended Reidsville Elementary School and Reidsville Middle School, before graduating from Tattnall County High School.
  • Linton McGee Collins - jurist
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