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Reynolds, Georgia
A composite of Reynolds in 2012.
A composite of Reynolds in 2012.
Location in Taylor County and the state of Georgia
Location in Taylor County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Taylor
 • Total 2.00 sq mi (5.18 km2)
 • Land 1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
440 ft (134 m)
 • Total 926
 • Density 465.33/sq mi (179.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-64876
GNIS feature ID 0321535

Reynolds is a town in Taylor County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,086 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.75% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 278
1890 283 1.8%
1900 436 54.1%
1910 521 19.5%
1920 926 77.7%
1930 880 −5.0%
1940 871 −1.0%
1950 906 4.0%
1960 1,087 20.0%
1970 1,253 15.3%
1980 1,298 3.6%
1990 1,166 −10.2%
2000 1,036 −11.1%
2010 1,086 4.8%
2020 926 −14.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Reynolds racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 471 50.86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 408 44.06%
Native American 16 1.73%
Other/Mixed 20 2.16%
Hispanic or Latino 11 1.19%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 926 people, 486 households, and 229 families residing in the city.


Ferdinand A. Ricks House; Reynolds, GA
The Ferdinand Augustus Ricks House was built c. 1905 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982.

The town was said to have been settled first by Dr. Alfred Coleman. In 1853 it became the town of Reynolds, although the origin of its name is unknown. The Coleman Institute Catalog said that it was named for John Reynolds, one of Georgia's famous governors, while another source said it was named for the superintendent of the railroad at the time.

The first brick building was built by J.N. Bryan and Company in 1886 and was the only brick building in town except for the courthouse.

Earl Little Sr., the father of Malcolm X, was born in Reynolds on July 29, 1890. As recounted in Malcolm X's autobiography, he had left school there after the third or fourth grade, and had left his hometown after some violent event where he lost en eye, and of which he never told his son the details.

Former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia Garland T. Byrd was also a Reynolds native and is interred there at Hillcrest Cemetery.

The first bank in Reynolds was organized in 1897.

The first citizen of Reynolds is said to be Henry Hodges. He and his brother, Wash Hodges, came into the area ahead of the railroad and owned land along the Flint River.

The earliest recorded minutes of the City of Reynolds found in the City Hall are dated January 10, 1913.

Notable people

  • Earl Little Sr., the father of Malcolm X, was born in Reynolds on July 29, 1890.

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