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Reidsville City Hall
|• Total||7.70 sq mi (19.93 km2)|
|• Land||7.57 sq mi (19.61 km2)|
|• Water||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|Elevation||210 ft (64 m)|
|• Density||332.14/sq mi (128.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0321516|
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(32.083970, -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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,022||40.64%|
|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.
- 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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