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County Formed December 5, 1801
County Seat Reidsville
Incorporated Cities Cobbtown, Collins, Glennville, Manassas and Reidsville
Total Area 488.729765 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 22325 to its current population estimate of 25224, the county has experienced a growth change of 2899.

Tattnall County was created in 1801 from Montgomery County and named for Governor Josiah Tattnall, a Savannah native who had once served as brigadier general in the state militia.

The county seat is Reidsville. There were no towns in Tattnall County when it was first created, so the state legislature ordered that county business be conducted at the home of Zacharia Cox

In 1807 or 1808 a log cabin in which to conduct the county's business was built near Drake's Ferry. About twenty years later, the county purchased land near the center of the county and built a new courthouse there. In 1832, when the county's first post office was established at the location, the name Reidsville was chosen.

Points of Interest

Points of interest include the Alexander Hotel in Reidsville, built in the 1890s and restored as the Greater Tattnall County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center and the Glennville Museum, with exhibits focusing on art, local history, and science.

Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park and Big Hammock Natural Area and Wildlife Management Area, contain more than 6,000 acres of hardwood forest along the Altamaha River and offers wildlife watching and hunting. Another recreation area is Beaver Creek Plantation in Cobbtown, which includes 4,500 acres for wild fowl hunting.

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

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State of Georgia

Mural in Cobbtown

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