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Reidsville in Tattnall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tattnall County

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, March 15, 2017
1. Tattnall County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature Dec. 5, 1801, is named for Josiah Tattnall, Governor of Georgia at the time, who signed the Act. There being no town in the new County, the Act provided that all public business be transacted at the Zacharia Cox House on the Ohoopee River. In 1828 the Legislature named a Committee of seven men to select a site at the geographical center of the County for a Court House. When a Post Office was opened at this site in 1832 it was named Reidsville for Robert E. Reid, Judge of the Superior Court, later Territorial Governor of Florida.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 132-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 5, 1801.
 
Location. 32° 5.195′ N, 82° 7.123′ W. Marker is in Reidsville, Georgia, in Tattnall County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Brazell Street
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By Cosmos Mariner, March 15, 2017
2. Tattnall County Marker
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(U.S. 280) and Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the southeast corner of the Tattnall County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reidsville GA 30453, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bellville (approx. 9.6 miles away); Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); Old Campground Cemetery (approx. 12.2 miles away); Love's Chapel Primative Baptist Church (approx. 12.2 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 13.8 miles away); Oliff, Rushing, Durrence House (approx. 17˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Tattnall County, Georgia (Wikipedia). The county seat is Reidsville. Tattnall County was created from part of Montgomery County, Georgia by the Georgia General Assembly. The county was named after Josiah Tattnall, a planter, soldier and politician. It is located within the Magnolia Midlands, a part of the Historic South region. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Tattnall County History. The land in Tattnall County was originally held by Creek Indians. A large percentage of the earliest white settlers came from North Carolina and Virginia; many were recent veterans of the Revolutionary War (1775-83). Land was parceled out via the headright system,
Tattnall County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 15, 2017
3. Tattnall County Courthouse
(marker visible near southeast corner)
giving each family up to 1,000 acres of farmland. The region was covered with timber and wiregrass, unattractive to many farmers but suitable for raising cattle. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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