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Reidsville, Georgia
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 7.7 sq mi (20 km2)
 • Land 7.7 sq mi (19.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
210 ft (64 m)
 • Total 2,235
 • Density 290.3/sq mi (111.8/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 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 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%
Est. 2015 2,616 −47.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
20100119 0576ReidsvilleMunicipalAirport
Reidsville Municipal Airport

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.

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