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Tattnall County

Tattnall County

Tattnall County has five incorporated municipalities: Glennville, Reidsville, Collins, Cobbtown and Manassas. Tattnall County provides its residents and visitors with a unique blend of history and tradition and all the amenities one would come to expect from a progressive community poised to embrace the future.

Glennville

It is the largest city located in Tattnall County and one of the largest agricultural-livestock producing areas in the southeastern United States. Located 19 miles from the main post, its boundaries adjoin the Fort Stewart reservation. Glennville is called “the accommodating city” and has a current population of more than 5,000. Glennville has ample schools and churches. It is the largest producer of “Vidalia Sweets” in the United States and hosts the annual Sweet Onion Festival in May. The city also has the largest cricket farm in the United States and the largest supplier of aftermarket outdoor power equipment parts (lawn mower parts, etc.) in the world.

Reidsville

 

The city of Reidsville came into existence because it was the center of the county. Therefore, it became the county seat of Tattnall County government in 1832. Reidsville is known as “Friendship City, U.S.A.” Reidsville is the proud home of the Georgia State Prison and Rogers State Prison. Both are major correctional facilities in Georgia. The Alexander Hotel is listed on the National Historic Register and is a point of community pride. Reidsville is also home to Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, which features a golf course, a splash pad, a nature trail and campsites. Annual events include the Wiregrass Festival and Hobby Show, which is held in September, and the Reidsville Christmas Festival and Parade. The Battle of Manassas, a Civil War re-enactment, is held between Reidsville and Claxton off Highway 280 at Fort Wallace Wood.

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