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County Formed December 5, 1801
County Seat Reidsville
Incorporated Cities Cobbtown, Collins, Glennville, Manassas and Reidsville
Total Area 483.7 square miles


Tattnall County was created in 1801 from parts of Montgomery and New Georgia's 26th county was named for Josiah Tattnall, the governor who signed the legislation creating it.

Points of Interest

The Tattnall Museum, located in Glennville, displays art, science and local history.

The Georgia State Penitentiary, the state's central holding facility, is located just south of Reidsville. This is Georgia's oldest state prison, and was constructed of marble in 1936. The prison, which was designed to hold 2,000 inmates, cost $1.5 million to build.

The Wiregrass Trail, a historic route through southeastern Georgia, runs through Tattnall County.

Fishing is abundant in the Ohoopee and Altamaha Rivers as well as the 12-acre recreational lake at the Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park. The park, inside the city limits of Reidsville, includes year-round camping, fishing, regulation golf, tennis, a picnic area and a playground.

Higher Education

Southeastern Technical College

Annual Events

There are a number of annual events held in Tattnall County including Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, July 4th Celebration and Fireworks in Gordonia, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Glennville and the Reidsville Christmas Festival and Parade.

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State of Georgia

Mural in Cobbtown

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